While you were sunning yourself, sipping on rosé, and celebrating America's birthday, Garrett Gerson and April Liang were busy launching YSTR, a new womenswear label whose mission is to combine inspiration and knowledge from the past, present, and future into clothes you'll love — with honest pricing and zero waste to boot. You know how they say if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is? Here, that's definitely not the case.
Calling itself the antagonist to the typical fashion retailer, YSTR's pieces are designed and manufactured in downtown Los Angeles using a cut-to-order system that eradicates wasted inventory and minimizes the company's carbon footprint, in addition to using limited fabric runs, which eliminates the chance of any going unused. "This system ensures that we only create what is needed based on our customers’ orders, so we don’t hold excess inventory or use any materials that we can’t guarantee will be sold and used," Liang, the company's cofounder and head of production, tells Refinery29.
And really, the eco-minded focus is only a bonus to its already highly covetable debut collection, which includes everything from easy, throw-on-and go dresses and jumpsuits to fun prints and pretty blouses. And, did we mention the most expensive items barely brush $200? With new products rolling out on a monthly basis, there will be plenty to shop as the seasons change. Ahead, see the summer pieces that have the ease of Reformation with the of-the-momentness of Zara — a combination that is practically a dream come true.