Portland Poetics: Emily Katz Fall 2008
Portland native Emily Katz is a long time favorite at Greenloop.Emily launched her line in 2007 and became an instant standout in theeco fashion world for her chic, well-constructed wool, hemp, and soycoats and dresses. Her approach to sustainability is creating classicpieces that, in her words, "transcend the trends."
For 2008, Emily introduces silk crepe de Chine and a sexier modaesthetic with short hems, tight fits, and well-tailored cutouts inmainly muted tones. Katz is still holding true to the classic elementof her line, both romantic and sophisticated. Her cream cape,reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn, and a detailed cornflower blue raincoatare worth every penny when you consider how much you'll love wearingthem constantly for the next five years. (Maybe I'm projecting here.)She's also brought forth a bit of sheer genius this season with her newconvertible pieces, like the Cross My Heart dress which can be wornbackwards or forwards. Check out Emily Katz's cold weather classics while they last; her much-coveted inventory surely won't last as long as the winter will.