Ahh, AllSaints. Ever since my fashionable friend Christina introduced me to AllSaints Spitalfields, I’ve been pretty enamored. AllSaints Spitalfields is a British company known for having intricate cuts, edgy styles, and mundane tones while remaining extremely sophisticated. Unfortunately, they only a few stores in the US. Fortunately for me, one of those locations is in LA. So I had the chance to visit one of the stores during my friends vacation. It’s such a neat store that I really wanted to share the experience!
First of all, the architecture alone is something to drool over. The store windows are lined from floor to ceiling with vintage sewing machines. SO FREAKING COOL! Second, the interior of the store is lined with exposed brick, wood beamed ceilings finishing with wood and steel floors. The store has a dark ominous feeling, like an over-cast day right before the rain starts. Which is totally British.
Obviously, the best part of this brand is the clothing. All Saints makes the most intricate, interesting and avant garde pieces. They use simple fabrics and textures but create pieces that wrap, drape, puff, tie, and more. Half of the challenge when examining pieces was figuring out how you’re supposed to even wear it!
As some of you may know, I also work for a blog called Offbeat Bride. Recently, I was working on a bride profile when I came across a Bride wearing a gorgeous, drapey, black, floor length dress. Come to find out, it was an AllSaints, Parachute Long Dress. I think I literally jumped out of my seat and cheered. I was THAT excited about it. Sure, to the ordinary eye this dress just looks like a jumble of fabric, but with the right shoes and hair it looks mind-blowing. More on that later (and hopefully pictures too).
Otherwise, check out some of the pieces I wish I could afford. I know some of these pieces aren’t the most flattering for every body, but they sure are fun! So just enjoy my wish list: