Short film “Arcadia” featuring Samantha Pleet’s Spring 2014 collection and Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet shoes premiered last night at the Wolverine Company Store in New York’s hip Nolita nabe. Directed by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Maximilla Lukacs, and narrated by Tennessee Thomas, the Darwin-inspired film is a dreamlike exploration of the universal quest for an ideal paradise; a sort of Eden. Click here to watch the film.
When Wolverine Worldwide decided to add a women’s collection to its heritage-inspired 1000 Mile label, the 130-year-old men’s boot brand was eager to approach it from a different angle than men’s, and it wasn’t long before Brooklyn-based fashion designer Samantha Pleet made it onto the company’s radar. Known for her whimsical clothing, Wolverine knew Pleet’s mystical-meets-modern design aesthetic would translate perfectly into footwear. Now four seasons in, the latest collection includes five new styles and the design team is already putting together ideas for Spring ’15.
Wolverine 1000 Mile has once again teamed up with Brooklyn, NY-based designer Samantha Pleet for her Fall/Winter 2013 collection. Exploring themes of early modern art and design, the line draws inspiration from Picasso’s harlequins, Schiele’s muses and Bauhaus geometry in the silhouettes and details. The luxurious texture palette of silk satin, tattered georgette, supple lambswool and embroidered velvet is rendered in a vibrant story represented by Pleet’s handpainted watercolors.
The Show: Samantha Pleet
The Look: Presented at the Wolverine Company Store in Nolita on Wednesday, “The Sands of Time” drew inspiration from ancient societies of the Fertile Crescent and the 19th Century explorers that discovered them. The color palette was neutral with a smattering of teal and turquoise that emphasized the simplicity of the Laura Ingalls-goes-to-Williamsburg maxi and midi skirts and dresses.
The Trimmings: The models wore Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet shoes, jewelry by Cold Picnic and head pieces by Sarah Frances Kuhn.