Photo: via Lacee Swan’s Etsy
WE.CAN’T.WAIT. You guys, House of Style officially launches SO SOON! Our brains are seriously going to be in Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls go-mode until we see them in action on October 15…and yes, our HOS anticipation is even sneaking into our closet, as well. Supermodel t-shirts have been popping up for the last couple years, with indie brands like Deer Dana and designers like Markus Lupfer rolling out tees splashed with our favorite flawless faces. But when we spotted Brooklyn artist and blogger Lacee Swan’s take on the trend with the “Karlie,” we HAD to get the back story on our HOS host-inspired top. According to Lacee, the idea behind her collection actually sprung from the ’90s supermodel era, which, as you know, was TOTALLY the original HOS steez. “I grew up in the ’90s in the time of Cindy, Naomi, and the rest of the models, and I was disappointed when that moment faded away,” she remembers.” I’m trying to bring that back through my T-shirt obsession.”
Lacee’s been drawing portraits since she was young, but decided to transform the prints into tees in 2010. Since then her designs have grown to include models (including Karlie Kloss, Ranya and Lara Stone) and all-around “It” girls (Alexa Chung, Dree Hemingway and Daisy Lowe). Currently in the process of adding even more models to the roster, Lacee looks for girls “that are an inspiration in some way, that I can relate to or because they’re doing cool things, like Karlie getting involved in different organizations and charities.” Until we can see even more of-the-moment catwalkers like Bambi Northwood-Blyth and Abbey Lee, finish up Fashion Month with a bang and shop all of Lacee Swan’s goods here.