arnsdorf : spring/summer 2010-11

This photo was taken backstage at the Arnsdorf Spring/Summer 2010/2011 collection debut at RAFW (Rosemount Australia Fashion Week) held earlier this month. The designer, Jade Sarita Arnott, is a friend of mine who recently relocated to New York from Melbourne.

I was so excited to see the results of her work since our last conversation when she described her approach and concepts for this collection. She spoke about the sources of inspiration: gemstones, sunlight's reflection and natural, earthy tones.

It's better than I could have imagined. Have a look at some of my favorite pieces from the collection below.

We can hope to see increased U.S. distribution of Arnsdorf now that Jade is stateside!