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C California Style

Basic Instincts

by C California Style

Not every fashion label takes cues from Japanese-American woodworker George Nakashima and dadaist artist Jean Arp…

but then again there’s very little that’s common about Calder, Amanda Blake’s sumptuous line of separates crafted from Supima cotton jersey and French terry. That’s not to say that the pieces are artsy first, wearable second. The Venice Beach-based Blake aspires to “a clean, simple beauty that is quieting,” she says, rendered in classic striped tees and graphic tapered pants.

The Picasso stripe Rampling tee, $84.

The Picasso stripe Rampling tee, $84.

The Parsons alum’s sophomore collection exudes a covetable nonchalance akin to that of her cousin-in-law, mistress of cool Sofia Coppola, who also photographed the brand’s latest lookbook in her apartment in New York. “Sofia embodies what the Calder woman is: understated class,” says Blake. caldercalder.com.

Edited by Annina Mislin.
Written by Melissa Goldstein.
Photographer: Sofia Coppola.