I have always been drawn to clothing that is comfortable and wearable, yet I love the artistic and unique. Designer Jordana Howard blends these two worlds in her clothing line Echo + Air. She utilizes draping, pleating, distinctive shapes and patterns to tell a story. inspired by her own Scandinavian heritage, Japanese pattern making and mythology. But balances this out with soft fabrics and a minimal color palette. The result, artistic and detailed pieces that function perfectly in daily life.
I am especially fond of her Spring 2017 collection. Among my favorites; the Kathleen Jumpsuit, Jaki Overall Skirt and the Ono Draped Top (pictured). Each piece is versatile and functional, yet special. The Ono top for example has intricate but subtle details throughout; an origami cuffed sleeve, shoulder straps that continue down the blouse creating piping and a half circle cut out bodice. The piece is perfect with a pair of Levis (as shown), a mid length skirt or linen pants.
Jordan's designs are manufactured in LA using sustainable fabrics (tencel, linen and recycled polyester to name a few) and local knits. Printed pieces are made using digital printing, lessening water and power usage while also cutting down on waste. Echo + Air takes pride in working with local factories and producing their pieces with the planet in mind.