Wearing armor goes beyond the physical realm. It’s putting on a shield to take on the world. Our Autumn collection is a reflection on the power of the traditionally feminine. With inspiration from 16th century medieval European armor and influences from 1970’s Brooklyn street style, reimagined in the finest silks, velvets and artisanal woven cotton. Our styles are aptly named after women warriors: civil rights and style icons.
Named after the much maligned, often controversial "mother of the Mestizos," Malintzin was a slave and translator given to Cortes during the Spanish invasion of what is now Mexico. Our Malintzin makes a sumptuously sexy statement in silk velvet in Willow. A delicate knit made of metal gracefully trims the neckline in gold.
An interplay of sheer and solid, delicate and strong, the Septima dress is ethereal tiers of silk chiffon with eyelash lace accents. Our namesake, Septima Clarke, was an educator and mother of the Civil Rights movement in the United States.
Diane and Dolores
Effortlessly forward, our Dolores wide leg trouser. With impeccably refined cargo pockets, you’ll be ready to take on the city. The Diane tank in citrine silk crepe is beautifully pieced and delicately pleated. Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist and one of the founders of what has became the United Farm Workers. Diane Nash is a pioneering civil rights activists and spearheaded some of the most effective campaigns of the movement.