With our curiosity at its peak, we probed into Skikos’ design process to learn just how these pieces came to be. What we discovered? Romanian rug patterns and folk dresses were at the heart of the collection’s inspiration. "I was inspired by Kathleen McLauglin's book The Color of Hay," says designer Camelia Skikos. "It explores the traditions of peasants in Northern Transylvania and the various ways in which people in a traditional culture relate to their environment, their past, present, body, and spirit, old and young."
Flip through the emerald-, nude-, and charcoal-hued looks after the jump and see why having some structure in your life isn’t such a sacrifice, after all.
Photo: Courtesy of Camelia Skikos/Claudia Goetzlmann