Sailor Rose really began years ago, with the first dress I found and altered. Growing up in New York City, I foraged endless thrift stores in the East Village, where clothes were piled ceiling high. These treasure hunts lasted hours, each fabric and garment unique, having lived some other life, it’s own special journey which ultimately brought it to my hand. Fundamental to our company’s philosophy is the idea that the best things improve with age and that clothes take on a life and character of their own. Pass them from mother to daughter or daughter to daughter.
My favorite clothes have always felt old and new at the same time and this is what I seek to achieve with every Sailor Rose garment. Based on classic American designs these pieces are a contemporary twist on timeless elegance, grown out of years of altering vintage pieces, and a lifetime of studying patterns and movement.
The simple peasant blouse has always been my favorite. This became the inspiration for our Women’s Forest & Field dress. Sexy and pretty, loose fitting and easy. Well-made and adaptable, it’s the perfect go-to garment for Summer – dressed up or down. Made of finely woven tana lawn by liberty of london. We love the way it falls, the way it wears and how it ages – you will too!
Forever inspired by this city and country, Sailor Rose has been and will always be sewn locally. Support American workers, feel beautiful, have fun and live free!
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