Reformation, Spring & Clifton collaborate
It was while vacationing on the shores of Montauk, N.Y., that designers Michelle Zacks (Spring & Clifton) and Yael Aflalo (Reformation) tapped into their Southern California roots to get inspired for a collaborative resort collection. After coming across a vintage Baja jacket (or Drug Rug) at a local surf shop, they were inspired to rework the oversized shape into colorful fitted silhouettes, mixed with denim, leather and cashmere.
The result is a collection with a streetwise vibe that puts a modern spin on '80s skate and surf wear.
“I would say that our collective teenage years spent in Southern California played a role in the look of the collaboration," Zacks says. “References include surf and skate culture, music, art and downtown New York City meets SoCal.”
There’s a worn-in, punky look to each of the pieces, particularly the Baja jacket with leather sleeves and the leather short shorts with a panel of bright, woven fabric running down the front.
It’s a different approach to the typically airy and juicy-hued look of resort -- beachy vacation pieces for the cool downtown girl.
Reformation x Spring & Clifton pieces range from $85 to $300 and are available at Reformation Los Angeles and www.thereformation.com.
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-- Melissa Magsaysay
Photo: A look from Reformation x Spring & Clifton. Credit: Reformation