For va-va-voom style from a local source, look no further than the small collection of sexy black wearables that is Dyno Solo, an emerging label from 24-year-old San Francisco designer Danielle Garrabrants.
Definitely daring, often curve-hugging pieces that Garrabrants describes as a cross between goth and rock star styles include a little black leather and satin dress with figure flattering lace panels, a high-waist skirt accented with studs, a sheer lace top and a pair of leggings made of fabric strips and sporting a surprise in back.
Garrabrants, an FIDM graduate and professional pattern-maker by day, sews each piece herself and sells them at bargain prices ($20-$65) in her etsy shop.
While selling her work is, of course, always nice, the young designer says she much prefers to excitement of seeing her work worn on the body:
“What I enjoy most about designing, I just like displaying, even if it’s not going to help me sell.”
Photography shown here courtesy of Jay Adams, fashion photographer and creative director of Richmond-based identity design firm Aerosolpoetic.
Photo credits: model, Karina Amigo; hair, Ivy Woodruff; makeup, Katherine Magallanes; accessories, Courtney Maika’i Cheung.
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