Thursday, March 19, 2015

Welcome Back West Coast Spring

The Spring

Now that the winter's gone, the earth hath lost
Her snow-white robes, and now no more the frost

Candies the grass, or casts an icy cream
Upon the silver lake or crystal stream;

But the warm sun thaws the benumbed earth,
And makes it tender; gives a sacred birth

To the dead swallow; wakes in hollow tree
The drowsy cuckoo, and the humble-bee.

Now do a choir of chirping minstrels bring
In triumph to the world the youthful Spring.
Poem by Thomas Carew

I was born 4 days after spring. 
It's one of those seasons that breaks the quiet dormancy with it's light. It brings a smile to my face to see little green shoots sprouting all about the earth and buds forming on the branches of neighborhood trees. 

It's a new can feel the anticipation of new life emerging all around you...

Spring on the West Coast is particularly lovely. 
The magnolia trees, the wide variety of cherry can't help but feel lifted with the thought of summer around the bend...

I've lived on the West Coast for over 20 years now and I feel so fortunate to have been surrounded with such an abundance of nature. The beauty of the West Coast definitely creates a calm within the spirit which I think attributes to the care free spirits that inhabit this part of the world.  

As a designer, it seems only natural to create a 
Spring Collection inspired by the West Coast.

For Spring Summer 2015 I wanted to capture the free spirit and rocker chic vibe of the music festival scene, while incorporating a natural look so synonymous with West Coast Living. 
I love the Woodstock era and all things wild child. I wanted this new collection to be reminiscent of that era, but with a light and airy modern touch.

The Nico Kimono is hands down my favourite piece from the Spring-Summer 2015 collection. Made from vintage fabrics, the contrast lining and collar details make this kimono light and versatile.

Adhesif’s eye-catching, handmade garments are designed with older textiles and reclaimed materials for better quality and each piece is created with 95% sustainable materials. Monochromatic schemes and colour palettes and clean silhouettes define the effortlessly chic spring-summer collection.

Not from around here?
No sweat!

Check out our Etsy Shop where you can find pieces from our Spring-Summer collection up for grabs plus dozens of our other one-of-a-kind beauties to keep your style fresh this Spring!

Above photography by Jennifer Picard

Model Emily Marshall

About Adhesif Clothing

Adhesif Clothing Company is a Vancouver, BC based clothing company that produces “one of a kind” garments. The brand is renowned for their collections made almost entirely from recycled and vintage fabrics. Melissa Ferreira designs Adhesif Clothing and sews each piece by hand in her studio. Using repurposed materials is a sustainable and eco-friendly method of clothing production, it also gives every item of Adhesif Clothing characteristics that aren’t possible to achieve in mass-produced clothing. Adhesif Clothing’s flagship store is located at 2202 Main St. Vancouver. Adhesif Clothing is also available online through Adhesif Clothing’s Etsy shop and at various boutiques and holiday markets across the country.