When you think of patchwork quilts, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? An old biddy in a rocking chair? Thought so. Well, A.P.C. (the arbiters of French-girl cool) has us rethinking this classic coverlet — and coveting one for ourselves.
While this isn’t A.P.C.’s first venture into the quilt-making biz, the label has officially reissued 20 of its most prized designs for an exclusive exhibition at its West 4th Street location. And, in honor of this exiting offering, designer Jessica Ogden (who first garnered attention after weaving the quilting technique in her own label, Madras) created a special collection of collector-worthy accessories and household goods.
The items are crafted from excess fabric the brand's collected over the last 27 years. "No fabrics are developed for this, which proves difficult because if you only have one meter of the surplus material, you can only use just a bit of it on an object," Ogden explained. And, while the line does stock cute tablet cases, totes, and cosmetic cases, it's the adorable cat-shaped cushions that are most noteworthy. "I have a big love of cats and am the godmother to Jean's [A.P.C.'s creative director] little one, so I made her a cat and thought this could go somewhere," Ogden said. "The cat is for sure my favorite piece in the collection."
While you may have already caught a quick glimpse of one of the standout stitched-up goods, we've culled a smattering of our absolute favorites ahead for your viewing pleasure. But, if you like what you see, you're going to have to race over to the store now (like, grab your purse and GO) because these finds are going to sell out like hotcakes.
A.P.C., 267 West 4th Street (between Perry and West 11th Streets); 212-755-2523.