Lately, L.A.?s uncharacteristic humidity is making us crave loose clothing that balances comfort and chic. Luckily, we?ve discovered Clover Canyon, a new line from Laurel Canyon resident Rozae Nichols. This vibrant collection of arty patterns was inspired by California landscapes: We definitely recognize our bountiful bougainvillea in the cropped crepe de chine pants ($210), our waving palms in the neoprene tank dress ($212) and the caning of a Breuer chair in the printed crepe de chine jacket ($215).
Florals are a strong trend right now; we?ve seen them at Celine and Jil Sander. We?re loving how Clover Canyon?s colorful patterns play to this international trend yet seem especially sunny and SoCal--unsurprising, since each of these unique, high-quality polyester pieces are designed, printed and sewn here in Los Angeles. (Forward-looking national fashion buyers approve, too, having snapped up styles for Net-a-Porter, Shopbop and Saks Fifth Avenue.)
The best part might be how wearable and figure-flattering the shapes are. For now, we?re pairing the tropical diamond top ($198) with white jeans and the roomy shorts ($185) with a simple cotton tank. When the weather cools, we?ll layer them all over long-sleeved tees and tights, so that--sartorially, at least--we?ll have an endless summer.
Available at Saks Fifth Avenue, 9634 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills; 310-275-4211 or clovercanyon.com