Lauren Winter, the designer behind Blooming Leopold, is known for her foray in DIY projects in addition to her lovely handmade designs. I've always loved her tutorials, and I was really excited to see her trying out more home dyeing. I'm thrilled to see those experiments turned into an amazing new collection inspired by muted colors and folkish costume patterns of old Japanese film.
Lauren's strength is creating loose-fitting, yet structured feminine shapes (like this dress!) that are perfect for summer, and almost every garment in the S/S 13 collection is hand dyed using natural dyes like indigo and onion skins. My favorite is the shibori which yields such beautiful one of a kind results.
You can shop the Blooming Leopold S/S 2013 collection online now.
Photography: Drew Tyndell
Styling: Rhiannon Tyndell
Model: Maya Mansour