Fashion layout

Those of you who read my blog regularly (hi Mom!) know I love independent clothing designers. Like all us knitters, these are usually people who put their hands to work making cool stuff. And if they don’t put their own hands to work, chances are they’re paying someone locally to bring their ideas to life. Given that most of the clothes we buy come from points unknown, it’s nice to encounter (and support) the minds from which our clothes spring.

That said, when we were in San Francisco last week, we stumbled on Martha Egan’s lower North Beach atelier (1 Columbus Ave.). There she was at her cutting table, cheerfully whipping up a pair of pants. Her racks hold armloads of vintage-Hawaiian-fabric shirts for men, dupioni silk blouses for women, tons of cool Slainte bags and great boxy jackets. She’ll even customize a design with your choice of fabric. She’s also got a sale section, where I scored the pantaleones below. 20 bucks!


Just call me, Fancy Pants.

Local alert: Fashion Denver holds its Summer Market this Sunday at the Walnut Foundry, 3002 Walnut St. from noon-8 p.m. The $5 admission benfits the Denver Rescue Mission. Be sure to check out Literary Luggage, handbags crafted from book jackets. Don’t you love how people’s minds work?


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June 29. 2007 17:24


All I can say is, God bless those wild and wacky Transcendentalists

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