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Gypsy + Jet Set = Gypset

Posted on 24 June 2010

I know, I know...we just got through Memorial Day and digging out the beach gear and already Fall!

. Such is the distorted seasons of fashion.  Despite the temperatures rising,  I wanted to give you a personal insight to Double D Ranch's™ Fall 2010 Collection and what I had in my head while designing it. I have always found inspiration in the carefree gypsy lifestyle and drawn from it for many of Double D Ranch’s™ past collections. But what I like this season is the fresh spin of sophistication - a chic, bohemian twist fused with gypsy castoffs - a high-low design approach inspired by nomadic muses. After reading Julia Chaplin’s new book, Gypset Style, it was an easy leap for me from book to design board.  For Double D Ranch’s™ 2010 Fall Collection, I imagined one such gypsetter moving easily from Marrakesh to Marfa or from Shanghai to Somerset, all the while filling her wardrobe with wonderful pieces along the way. She might pick up a suzanni embroidered robe from the Souk in Tangier, a shisha skirt from the bazaar in Jaipur, and even a concert tee or biker jacket from the Monterrey Jazz Festival - each piece “choice” and effortlessly put together. As always, I have researched and collected vintage pieces and their influence infuses the collection. Colors are bright, but slightly muddy so they transition easily into fall while staying festive. Fabrications are organic: leather, silk, wool and cotton, and everything is embroidered and embellished. I hope Double D Ranch’s™ Fall 2010 Collection inspires the bon vivant and wanderlust within. Enjoy! .

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10 comments

  • Farmer'sTrophyWife: May 16, 2016

    Now I need to read this book! I wonder if Amazon has it?!

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    Shari, thank you for your kind words. It has been very hard for us all. I think we are still stunned and in shock. He will be missed so much. His celebration party was amazing and was so good for everyone to hear all of the wonderful and funny stories. For me, it seems doublely difficult as now I must push myself to finish the spring collection and all I want to do is curl up in bed.
    Thank you again – c

  • shari: May 16, 2016

    Hi Cheryl,
    I’m really sorry about your dad. I’ve been thinking about all you girls and families.

  • Penny Kling: May 16, 2016

    While I want summer to last forever, after reading this, I’m looking forward to seeing the fall collection. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Cheryl!

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    yes, follow the link.

  • Ni: May 16, 2016

    Here is the correct link to the Gypset book – http://www.assouline.com/9782759403967.html

  • De-Coding Gypset Colors: May 16, 2016

    […] off of Julia Chaplin’s inspirational book, Gypset Style, (see earlier post) I wanted the fall palette to be an innovative take on fundamental basics, but also wanted the […]

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    Mackenzie, Thank you so much for the link. We love Assouline books – our library is full of them!

  • mackenzie: May 16, 2016

    here is the publisher’s website where you can order the book!

    http://www.assouline.com/books-assouline/details.php?id=709

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    Penny, Don’t rush your summer – enjoy it; I’m just putting fall fashion on your radar so you will be well prepared when the weather cools. :) – c

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