Brooklyn-based womenswear designer Suzanne Rae Paleaz pulled inspiration from the linear geometry of religious garments for her Fall ’13 collection. According to the designer: “I turned to the robes of missionary monks, priests, and nuns. Their clothing was so beautiful. The linear geometry, the lines, the silhouettes, the layers, the modesty that they carry—I wanted to capture that and turn it into something you could wear every day.” That wearability is precisely what makes this ready-to-wear line so distinctive, with its soft, easy knits, clean lines, and earthy color palette. Paleaz, who also collaborated with knitwear artist Lindsay Degen to create an 8-piece zero-waste collection titled Suzanne Rae X Degen, is committed to maintaining high standards of sustainability in her designs.
Above, you’ll find exclusive (and gorgeous) behind-the-scenes photos from Suzanne Rae’s Feb. 6 show at the Philippine Center.