The latest collection from LA based label, Shaina Mote provides timeless and versatile staples for the modern woman. With an emphasis on natural and renewable resources of fibres, the brand emphasises longevity in its choice of natural fibres, its superior construction techniques and a clean colour palette, focusing on black, white and neutral tones to assure lasting significance.
Since debuting her eponymous brand back in 2012, Shaina Mote has built something of a cult following: She launched her knitwear in AW 2015, and that category in particular has gotten a lot of love from customers, who snap up her wares at various cool-girl stockists (Totokaelo, Assembly, Mohawk General Store, and now , The Stables). Largely produced in Mote’s hometown of Los Angeles, her chunky sweaters and slinky ribbed knits have quietly gained steam for the label—but they’re also far from the only thing that distinguishes her placid offerings, particularly in warm-weather seasons.
Mote’s affinity for pattern making is palpable in artful, deceptively simple-looking pieces like her wide-leg wrap trousers—or, one of this season’s most beautiful numbers, a pieced-together midi dress in black and accordion-pleated silk, available in store.
Traditionally the brand’s palette skews toward washed-looking neutrals and one seasonal pop of color. An on trend, off-the-shoulder top hints at a classic kind of femininity, sitting alongside the spare, soigné pieces that she’s known for, the takeaway from this latest SS17 collection is one of quiet strength and polish.