Upon moving to New York City two and a half years ago, my good friend, Britt, started an internship with STATE the Label. Thus was our introduction to the intricate and creative process behind the brand! Britt loved working with STATE founder, Adrienne Antonson, and I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing glimpses from behind the scenes. Though STATE has since moved from NYC to Georgia, Britt keeps a few favorites in her wardrobe and was excited to model them for me. I hope you enjoy our little photoshoot and that you will head over to the STATE website to check out some of their fantastic wares!
From the STATE website:
STATE is the clothing label of artist and designer Adrienne Antonson. While living and working on an alpaca farm on Vashon Island, WA, Antonson was inspired to develop a clothing line honoring a thoughtful and handcrafted approach to fashion. STATE launched in Seattle in 2010. The label embodies a Farm-to-Hanger ethos and celebrates responsible materials and innovative designs.
After a few amazing years in Brooklyn, NY, STATE is now located in a tiny Georgia town. The label sells exclusively through its online store, which serves as a venue for popular STATE designs, as well as select one-of-a-kind items. This direct-to-customer approach allows the brand to keep prices accessible and to develop relationships with customers -- both equally important parts of STATE's mission.
All items are made by hand in New York and in the STATE studio in Georgia. Sustainable, organic, and recycled fabrics, reclaimed materials, and local fibers are used in all designs.
"It was wonderful to work with Adrienne because she always had a clear vision for the end goal of a piece, but was so creative about the process of achieving it. We were always trying new approaches, new patterns and new techniques in an effort to further streamline and improve our products. It was great to work with a talented, knowledgeable designer who still greatly cared about my input and my own solutions to problems." - Britt
I love that STATE is such an artistic label run by one creative woman. Each fabric is special in some way, whether it is hand-painted or knit with super soft alpaca. Not to mention the totally artistic and flattering designs! With refreshing silhouettes and joyous materials, Adrienne's creations are treasures that will surely put a smile on your face.
In this photoshoot, Britt wears the classic STATE Smock, the Field Dress, a special edition Jumpsuit, STATE intimates, and a Headtie. Glasses and overcoat are model's own. Many of these STATE items are since sold out as all STATE the Label items are limited run and one of a kind. Please check out the gorgeous pieces that are currently available and get on STATE's mailing list for new product launches and colorful, serene imagery! Also, you need to follow along on Instagram if you enjoy artistic inspiration in any way, shape or form.