I was first introduced to Sofia Kang’s line Filosofia years ago, shortly after I launched These Native Goods. I instantly fell for her easy to wear, elegant silhouettes. She designs the type of clothing that you can throw on to feel both comfortable and put together. As a mom this is something that I always look for, I feel like I am constantly on the go, I need to be able to move freely and keep up with a four year old. I want clothing that has ease, but that I still feel presentable in. Filosofia’s pieces hit the nail on the head with their effortless style. She is a mom of two so she definitely gets it!
Sofia took some time off from Filosofia to focus on other design projects but she is back with a beautiful new Spring/Summer 2019 collection. As always her pieces are made using either natural or sustainable materials, lots of linen, organic and conventional cotton, silk and Tencel. As a proud Korean-American Sofia ethically produces the line in both the USA and South Korea (manufacturing location can be found in the product details on her site). I got to play dress up in a few of my favorite pieces from the new collection (pictured below) and they didn’t disappoint.
Her dresses are so easy, I wanted to keep each look simple and clean for Spring/Summer to show how they really are a complete outfit with just one piece of clothing. But they would work just as beautifully layered under sweaters or jackets for Fall/Winter (word is that she’s coming out with USA knit sweaters for Fall). I also tried the soon to be released Sienna Jacket and Ella Pant, I loved the two pieces together for a casual suit inspired vibe. The Jacket has a slightly oversized look, with the off the shoulder seam and longer hem. It reminded me of a minimal blazer and trench coat hybrid. The piece was great with the Ella Pant, but it is also super versatile and would look beautiful over dresses, jeans or just about anything. The Ella Pant was my favorite piece. They have the look of a tailored trouser but the comfort of drawstring pants because of the elastic at the back of the waist, and the loose fit throughout the hip and legs.
I am so thrilled to welcome Filosofia back to our directory and can not wait to see what the future holds for the brand. Thank you Sofia for letting me check out your new collection! Photos, details and links below.