Since my return from Japan on July 1 lots has been happening at Asiatica.
First, Debra Smith (whose scarves of our leftover fabric scraps have been one of your favorite Asiatica accessories over the years) completely re-organized our mind-boggling collection of vintage Japanese kimono fabrics. This clarified how amazing our holdings are and also makes it easier for all of us to proceed with our work.
We use these silk, linen and cotton fabrics by themselves and in combination for making clothing and accessories. They are also available for textile students and others to view and study.
Second, summer is the time when we plan our Fall collection and schedule Fall trunkshows. There are about 12 shows all over the country between now and Thanksgiving. Angela is making new patterns, Kate is choosing new fabrics and hiring new employees and I am accessorizing clothes with some of our new scarves and jewelry, planning the Baltimore booth ( see the trunkshow page) and organizing photographs.
Third, there is summer travel. Our July trunkshow in Santa Fe at Santa Fe Dry Goods was as enjoyable as ever in that amazing shop. And for sheer inspiration Los Angeles' art and architecture hit the spot when I spent a long weekend at the Getty, the Norton Simon and the Huntington and as a houseguest in a dazzling new house of good friends.
I promise to blog more frequently and concisely in the future. If you have questions or suggestions let me know.