Creative Spirits Series
Introducing our limited-edition collab with the NYC-based brand, known for their hand-painted prints and nature-inspired accessories. We visited founder Olivia Cheng at her West Village store to learn more about the exclusive florals she designed for our vacation-ready spring capsule.
I’ve always loved well-constructedpieces with a story, an element of surprise and a sense of humor.
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Dauphinette X J.Crew
“I wanted to use this opportunity to interpret the ‘all-American’ wardrobe by leaning into J.Crew’sheritage and classic silhouettes, and then adding my own love of color and joyful prints.”
Dauphinette X J.Crew cropped shirt in red blooms
Dauphinette X J.Crew friendship necklace
Dauphinette X J.Crew ruched flower-strap one-piece swimsuit in red blooms
Dauphinette X J.Crew tie-shoulder maxi cover-up dress in cornucopia floral
Dauphinette X J.Crew high-rise full-coverage bikini bottom in red blooms
Dauphinette X J.Crew string bikini top in cornucopia floral
Dauphinette X J.Crew seed pearl necklace
Dauphinette X J.Crew string hipster full-coverage bikini bottom in cornucopia floral
Dauphinette X J.Crew plunge one-piece swimsuit in cornucopia floral
Dauphinette X J.Crew wicker bag in red blooms
Dauphinette X J.Crew oversized resin ring
Dauphinette X J.Crew friendship bracelet
Dauphinette X J.Crew bucket hat in cornucopia floral
Dauphinette X J.Crew chandelier earrings
Dauphinette X J.Crew convertible underwire bikini top
Dauphinette X J.Crew draped sarong in red blooms
I think these pieces are incredibly adaptable. I can imaginepeople wearing them on the subway to the Rockaways in the summer, but also on a picture-perfect beach in coastal Italy.
A quick vacay
with Olivia Cheng
A quick vacay
Dream vacation spot to bring this collab?
OC: Nice, France.
Top three travel essentials?
OC: Snacks, phone and willingness to compromise.
Packing pro tips?
OC: Roll your clothes, don’t bring anything you can’t wear multiple ways and if you’re planning to shop, always leave room in your suitcase.
Relaxing or exploring on vacation?
OC: Trying new foods and going to the local grocery store are both relaxing and exploring, so that’s usually where my days go.
Best souvenir to bring home?
OC: A full belly and a full camera roll, plus local textiles or trims.
“The blue print is inspired by my mom’s garden. Every spring she’s growing something new,and every fall she harvests the seeds from her plants and gifts them to her friends.”
Wherever they are, I just hope peoplefeel loved, confident, happy and free when they wear these pieces.