ONA REX + WILDER

As we rounded out the month of September, I was honored to set up momentary residence at Wilder, located in the ever-growing Germantown neighborhood.  Wilder has long held my respect, admiration, affection, love... (shall I go on!) and I was elated when they agreed to host my Fall Winter 17 launch.  My long time and brilliant collaborator-friend (callabofriend?), Brett Warren helped me dream up the installation in which Josh and Ivy gave us free reign to install in a cozy corner of the shop.  All I knew is that I wanted to use industrial materials to make something fantastical and Brett was off in his little world creating magic.  We installed a sweeping set of bright orange construction fencing and donned it with varying shades of florescent construction tape delicately tied on so that it creeped its way across the installation. This set up gave the perfect background to display baubles and galaxy necklaces, ripe for picking.  The rest of the space was home to the garments and beloved faux fur drawstring backpacks, ready to be discovered.  

I was so happy to see all the lovely faces that came through the launch party that night - so much support and excitement for my favorite collection yet walked those floors and I am so grateful.  I truly could not have pulled it off without the help of so many people -- The Callaway for putting on the shindig, Wilder for hosting me, Cara Jackson for her undying support and organizational prowess, Brett Warren for his partnership, and my lovely, hardworking interns:  Ashleigh Cain and Kendra Martin.  

I am so honored and excited to share what I do with you all each season, but this season felt very special to me.  I hope that you'll take some time to check it out in my online shop. 

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