Own a piece of Project Runway history by Brooklyn-based designer Gretchen Jones.
Graphic, silk crepe de chine dress by Project Runway 8-winner Gretchen Jones. From her "Black Tears and Strange Dream" collection, this size-small dress features a custom Gretchen Jones print and is made in NYC's Garmet District. Retail value $350.
More about Gretchen Jones:
Although designer Gretchen Jones now calls Brooklyn home, she has never lost touch with her rural, Western roots: her designs are infused with an earthy Americana and a lingerng 1970s romanticism, Gretchen's aesthetic is informed by everything from her ever-expanding record collection to the landscapes of her childhood home in Colorado and, later, Oregon. Beyond that, she draws her inspiration from the everyday, focusing on the symbiotic relationships between fashion, art, music, literature, architecture, and nature.
A past winner of Project Runway 8, Gretchen strives to create pieces that are sophisticated, modern, and luxurious, while retaining a focus on social and environmental consciousness. The line is produced domestically and is aligned with the Save the Garment Center, a NYC-based organization which supports local and international craftspeople and focuses on ethical business practices.
Gretchen Jones' FW2011 Collection, "Black Tears and Strange Dream", is named after a song by a Zambian psych rock band The Witch and draws inspiration from Jean Michel Basquiat, Kurt Cobain, Buckminster Fuller, and Frida Kahlo.