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VOGUE: THE UNITED STATES OF FASHION

Thank you to Laird Borrelli-Persson and Vogue for including Alabama Chanin in their recent article, The United States of Fashion. Read the excerpt below and view the entire story here.  

“Twenty years ago, Natalie Chanin returned home to Florence, Alabama, to reconnect with her roots and the hand-makers there for what was to be a one-off project. She never left. ‘Big magic’ is how the designer describes the coming together of her brand, which is now recognized as a case study in how to do slow fashion responsibly and right. It was a process that, Chanin says, was like ‘being led down a road wildly.’ And while the pace has become a bit more manageable over time, Chanin’s commitment—to land and hand, community and history—remains deep and strong. So does her belief in the freedom that comes from deciding how, and where, to work.” 

Alabama Chanin’s Factory Store and a cotton field near Florence photographed by Mark Steinmetz

Also featured in this story is a roster of fashion designers, craftspeoeple, and creatives who are changing the landscape of American fashion. Learn more about each of them below. 

The East

Karl and Susan Ottison
Nantucket, Massachusetts

Dur Doux
Washington, D.C.

Asata Maisé
Wilmington, Delaware

Hanifa
Kensington, Maryland

Gary Graham
Franklin, New York

JBD Apparel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Mid-West

Kristopher Kites
Chicago, Illinois

Sheila Rashid
Chicago, Illinois

Union Western Clothing
Indianapolis, Indiana

Azeeza
Chicago, Illinois

Hope for Flowers
Detroit, Michigan

Unfinished Legacy
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Askov Finlayson
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Shinola
Detroit, Michigan

Genusee
Flint, Michigan

Marion Parke
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The South

Alabama Chanin
Florence, Alabama

Billy Reid
Florence, Alabama

Jabella Fleur
Atlanta, Georgia

Lucchese
El Paso, Texas

Mateo
Houston, Texas

Able
Nashville, Tennessee

Miron Crosby
Dallas, Texas

Imogene + Willie
Nashville, Tennessee

Alchemist
Miami, Florida

Mi Golondrina
Dallas, Texas

Emily Ridings
Lexington, Kentucky

The West

Libertine
Los Angeles, California

Diarrablu
San Francisco, California

Harwell Godfrey
San Francisco, California

No Sesso
Los Angeles, California

Rodarte
Los Angeles, California

Entireworld
Los Angeles, California

Jeremy Scott
Los Angeles, California

The Elder Statesman
Los Angeles, California

Back Beat Co.
Los Angeles, California

Elias Jade Not Afraid
Lodge Grass, Montana

Ariana Boussard-Reifel
Western Montana

Chloe Gosselin
Las Vegas, Nevada

Ataumbi Metals
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Christy Dawn
Los Angeles, California

Jamie and Sandra Okuma
Pauma Valley, California

Ginew
Portland, Oregon

Kenneth Nicholson
Los Angeles, California

Stan
Encinitas, California

Labucq
Los Angeles, California

Sophie Buhai
Los Angeles, California

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