Words by Roxana Vivas
I have many reasons to fall in love with a brand. In this moment of my life, some of them are simplicity, concept and the most important, fabrics. Maybe, in my twenties, that wasn’t important but nowadays is my fixation. I’ve always believed that what you wear and how you wear it, is the real representation of your personality; because it’s the manifestation of your inner self, no matter what style or trend you follow.
This is not about top luxury or low-cost, it’s about our choices; which is why I’ve been looking into some brands made with a unique charm. One of them is Black Crane, launched in Los Angeles by Momoko Suzuki as the designer and Alexander Yamaguchi as the director. Their patterns are a reflection of their Japanese roots, as well as their silhouettes, which have an evident touch of minimalism, an important symbol of their culture.
I’ve noticed Black Crane gives an important role to the fabrics used to confection their pieces. You can see the constant use of rayon, wool, cotton and gauze in their work. Also, their clothing has an unfinished look, but in a good way; that gives a natural and comfortable movement to those who wear them. Their dresses stand out at first sight for the delicate details.
I find it fascinating to see how these fashion houses that are modern and minimalist are present in luxury stores at an affordable cost. This is a plus for all us who seek quality and modern design, without leaving our paycheck in only one purchase.