For Spring/Summer 2012, San Francisco’s gr.dano embraces its roots with a collection that relies on neutral hues and structural details in easy-to-wear silhouettes that manage to be relaxed, yet supremely polished.
During a recent conversation, the 440 Brannan-based design team’s Brian Scheyer described the latest from gr.dano as something of a return to the essence of what the label has always been about after a few seasons experimenting with color and shape. Now that we’ve seen the images of what’s ahead for spring, it’s easy to understand what he was getting at. He and Jill Giordano have combined textured fabrics ranging from modern chain maille knit and wrinkled nylon to classic seersucker into a series of everyday wearables featuring tucks, draping, folds and overlays that bring visual interest and surprises to the mostly gray, white and black collection.
The inspiration? The Textile Stone series by Danish Artist Pernelle.
Scheyer tells us:
“The natural color palette combined with its sculptural and unpretentious energy led gr.dano to design a collection of relaxed sophistication that is both recognizable and
Where to find it this spring: boutiques around the country or at 440 Brannan St. in San Francisco.
Photography courtesy of gr.dano