September 26, 2016
September 20, 2016
Unlike some high-end boutiques with an intrinsically exclusive and unwelcoming nature, Holt wants Hero Shop to be an approachable place where anyone interested in fashion can walk in, talk with the staff, and leave feeling a little more informed and stylish—with or without a Tse cashmere sweater in hand.
September 13, 2016
"Right now, it feels like we’re living with more distractions than ever. On top of our obsession with technology and the current political climate, the Spring ’17 season is looking alarmingly hectic, with hundreds of shows, new tech advancements (such as virtual reality and Facebook Live), and endless confusion surrounding the see-now-buy-now trend. It’s enough to make your head spin, but TSE’s new collection managed to instill a sense of calm.
The design team was inspired by Japanese Zen gardens, as if to “calm down from the whirlwind of the year.” There were literal interpretations on the theme, like pebble prints, woodblock-inspired jacquards, and swirling ribs that mimicked sand raking. Subtler details included giant round buttons—a riff on the boulders in a garden, which can symbolize mountains, boats, or animals—and obi-style belts. The high-grade experimentation TSE typically employs in its collections felt absent here, but the team did pull off some covetable, highly functional summer knits in a stretchy technical fabric; the shift dresses and ribbed slips would be particularly nice for the 90-degree September days ahead."
September 12, 2016
"For spring, the design team at Tse looked to Japanese culture, specifically 14th-century zen rock gardens in Kyoto, which were designed at the time to stimulate meditation. The references resulted in a lineup of calm, uncluttered looks that oozed effortless elegance.
The rock gardens typically featured large stones and sand that is raked to mimic ripples of water, which were emulated in creamy, neutral knits with graphic intarsia patterns and swirling wave embroideries. A white sleeveless jacquard tunic with soft black pinstripes with a large circular button stood out among the lineup’s simple shift dresses, culottes and wrap cardigans. Obi belts and highly textural stitchwork, such as an open-knit sweater weaved with silk rice paper, were the most obvious nods to Japanese zen."