Spring/Summer Fashion 2009: Mr. Larkin


Photo credit: Mr. Larkin

Meet Mr. Larkin, a classy gent with an understated, debonair sense of style. The fledgling San Francisco-based label, headed by designer Casey Larkin, mines decades past for vintage embellishments ('50s bugle beads, '30s metal paillettes) to gild plant-dyed fabrics that run the sustainable gamut: organic cotton, silk chiffon, bamboo, soybean/cashmere, Cupro, and milk fiber.

For her Spring/Summer 2009 collection, Larkin drew inspiration from bygone circuses, imbuing her pieces with old-world glamour, like a slinky, hand-beaded gown burnished with a constellation of sequins, a Ringmaster-esque shrunken blazer, and a harem-pant jumpsuit affixed with a twist bow on its chest.

Charmed, I'm sure.

P.S. Mr. Larkin can currently be found entertaining callers at Beklina and Shopflick.


Photo credit: Mr. Larkin

Photo credit: Mr. Larkin

Photo credit: Mr. Larkin

Photo credit: Mr. Larkin

Photo credit: Mr. Larkin

Photo credit: Mr. Larkin
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