Save the date: katharine kidd trunk show, September 9

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about the designer: Katharine Kidd

 

Raised in Atlanta, the L.A.-based designer Katharine Kidd Shippey launched her eponymous line in 2010.

Kidd has earned a fevered following thanks to her flattering, feminine silhouettes and edgy custom-designed prints.

Fit-and-flare and drop-waist dresses ($475 to $650) are mixed with sculptural separates ($155 to $825) that are equally

appealing to both ladies who lunch and corporate power players. She states, “I design clothes for real women—modern

day women with busy lives,” notes the multitasking mother of two. “Whether they are working women or not, all women

are filling multiple roles, and they need clothes that reflect that.”

Lookbook 2017 Coming Soon

the p.45 fall 2017 lookbook preview

we are thrilled to share our fall 2017 lookbook with you! be one of the first to get an insider sneak peak of our incoming collections.

reserve your favorite pieces before they are even in store.

e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to request your copy of our lookbook.

 

    gamila pants in oil and willy wrap

new to p.45

relaxed pullover in black   bella slip dress black and lauren layered sweater 

 Screenshot 2017-08-04 11.55.49   stand collar dress purple

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prps goods & co

Designer and founder of Prps, Donwan Harrell is the first American designer to bring Japanese denim jeans to the United States.

Established in 2002, Donwan single handedly started the rise of the Japanese luxury denim jeans business in America.

Donwan constantly researches and selects premium denim and uses unique washes that is guaranteed to last.

 

cinoh

Cinoh is a Japanese fashion brand developed by Chino Takayuki. He strives to make better quality playful clothing that lasts a lifetime.

 

third form

Designer Marryn Kelly founded third form and since its inception in 2014, has carved out its place in the designer market

by continuing to deliver consistent and sophisticated urban lifestyle collections.

 

maison de papillon

Maison de Papillon is a sophisticated and elegant collection that transcends traditional categories and boundaries.

It is designed to seamlessly transition from travel and loungewear to ready-to-wear, with the philosophy that simplicity

is the ultimate luxury.

 

inhabit

We are re-introducing inhabit back into p.45. Launched in the fall of 2003, inhabit pieces are meant to be layered, emphasizing

a modern elegance and sophistication. Knits vary in gauge and weight and range from cozy cashmere and wintry wool

to cool cottonand sultry summer linen.

 

 

 

 

save the date: veda trunk show

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introducing veda owner & designer:

LYNDSEY BUTLER

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Lyndsey delved into design, launching Veda in 2008. At first, the line was all about the leather jacket, a piece that Lyndsey loved but could never find in slim shapes at the right prices, but she has since started working with all manner of clothing and fabrics.

“The process is really interesting and fun—like a puzzle."

 -Lyndsey Butler

 

 

Introducing ELOHIM

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WHO

Founded in 2009, ELOHIM BY SABRINA GOH draws inspiration from the divine creator. 

In constant interplay between menswear and womenswear, ELOHIM purifies and subverts conscious detailing from both ends of the spectrum. Combining symmetry and asymmetry to reinvent silhouettes and forms, every ELOHIM collection expresses a distinct voice while breaking its own conventions to present innovative explorations that meditate on each season's thematic inspiration. 

 

Recent accolades, appearances and international collaborations include Vogue Fashion Night Out Bangkok, participation in International fashion trade show and Fashion Futures 2015 X Singapore Fashion Week showcase and CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America).

Over the years, ELOHIM's goal remains: To present an inspired view on design. 

 

WHAT

ELOHIM is a forward-thinking contemporary fashion brand that aims to promote good design appreciation though each product.

 

HOW

Their selection of products is stringent and discerning, creating designs that align well with p.45's philosophy, while showcasing Singapore at its best.

 

WHEN

Since their inception in 2009, ELOHIM has grown from a humble 1 rack space in multi label store to now having an 870sqft standalone store. Recently premiered in New York, Washington DC, Utah and Japan, and now Chicago. Their growth is a reflection of a shared belief with their customers and buyers.

 

THE DESIGNER

 

SABRINA GOH is a Singapore based designer. Graduating from LASALLE SIA College of the Arts, she worked for several brands before she started her brand "ELOHIM BY SABRINA GOH" in 2009.

Growing up as a draftman's daughter, she draws inspiration from architectural form, sculpting strong and yet sensuous silhouette that celebrates confidence in wearer from inside out.  

A finalist of Singapore Young Designer Contest in 2006 & 2007, she was one of the designers showcased at Audi Fashion Festival 2009- Blueprint Show. The label was later stocked at several multi labels store in New York, UK,  New Zealand, Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore. 

She was the winner of ELLE Awards Singapore, Designer Of The Year in 2010. In the same year, she launched her first concept store "SABRINAGOH" and retails her full collection and several designers' accessories and leather goods to create a one-stop venue for shoppers.

Shop her unique Spring collection in store and online.

 

 

VEDA, the truth

Originally posted on Lisa Says Gah

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Lyndsey Butler was born in Texas and at the tender age of 18 she moved to New York. At twenty-one, she got her first job in fashion and after spending a few years in the industry, accumulating all the necessary know-how, this Dixie transplant decided to create the perfect leather jacket, thus launching VEDA. With an emphasis on fit and materials of the highest quality, Lindsey sees leather as an elegant layer between you and the elements of modern living.

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Now, VEDA has your entire wardrobe covered and still holds fast to Lyndsey's founding principles. Lisa Says Gah takes you to the Chinatown headquarters of Veda for a chat with Lyndsey about the first leather jacket she loved, starting a business at twenty-three and valuable lessons learned through collaboration.

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Q:  How did you go about naming your company? Does "Veda" have anything to do with the Hindu Vedic texts?

A: It does! In Sanskrit, Veda means “truth,” which is something I cherish and actively seek.

Q:  Who do you imagine wearing your designs? Do you have a muse in mind?

A: Initially, I just imagine myself wearing it. That is the easiest mental leap. After that, I think about my friends, the Veda team, and my mom.

Q:  How does your community influence your collections?

A: I live and work in Chinatown, and I love the wild print and fabric mixing I see on my daily walk to work. In general, I find downtown NYC incredibly vibrant and inspiring in the way of style.

Q:  Do you work alone? If not, tell us about your team.

A: I LOVE my team! I also LOVE being alone, so it’s a tricky dance. I want to be present and engaging when I am at the office, but I also like to put my head down and get lost in work.

Q:  Where do you source inspiration and how do you organize it? Do you have a sketchbook, make mood boards or use Pinterest?

A: All of the above, though I am more of list writer than a sketcher. It is easier for me to describe what I am thinking verbally and then create it visually.

Q: What themes are influencing your work right now?

A: Art, literature, and travel are usually big influences every season. We are working on our Resort collection, and we’ve been looking at a lot of work by the painter Ana Mercedes Hoyos, and the photographer Uta Barth. I’ve also been reading some Kinky Friedman novels. He’s witty and great.

Q:  Can you tell us about your process of designing a collection? What is the lifecycle of design at your company?

A: We start every collection with inspiration and color. Usually, it begins as a series of conversations between our Design Director, Jess Cambronero, and myself. After that, we start sketching and merchandising. Because we develop 90% of our samples in our studio, we quickly jump into prototype sampling and make changes to each style at the different stages. I am always pleasantly surprised when it all comes together. It’s very rewarding to see that you aren’t crazy and that there were a plan and vision in the final designs.

Q:  Materials obviously play a huge part in your line, tell us about why you choose the main ones you do.

A: The original concept behind VEDA was to create the perfect leather jacket. That said, we are always bringing in new materials to work with our leather core. This Fall we’re working with a wide wale cord, and also a lush silk velvet.

Q: What do you think holds people back from starting a business?

A: Starting a business is scary. Typically in life, you have someone telling you what to do in some capacity, whether it is a parent, or a teacher, or a boss. It can be scary to realize there isn't anyone else above you in the hierarchy. You are the end of the line. It can be a lot of responsibility.

Q: As a business owner, what advice would you share with someone interested in starting a company?

A: Have confidence. Be bold, but also flexible. Be humble. Ask for help and guidance along the way.