Label Love: JAS

A couple weeks back, I attended Style Week Providence to check out, my friend, Joseph Aaron Segal’s fall 2011 presentation.

A RISD-trained textile designer, Joe has been producing his eponymous knitwear label, JAS, for three seasons. He also creates a lower-end line called Pretty Snake, a collection of hand-dyed and printed tee’s and artfully-altered of vintage garments and accessories.

{Above: Joe with his army of laser cats}

Along with his two-person team, Joe handmade every piece in his fall collection–right down to the knit-swathed and gemstone-studded footwear! Every textile is hand loom knit in Joe’s Providence studio, then printed, dyed, painted, and embellished by hand.

I absolutely love Joe’s vibrant palette, his mix of patterns and textures, and the sense of humor he brings to his designs (Note the proliferation of googly eyes through-out this collection. Actually, Joe refers to these as “bulging doll eyes.”)

Here’s a little video of behind the scenes action and shots from the runway show:

And be sure to check out more images and photo credits after the jump!

{Photos by Corey Grayhorse and Daniel Gagnon}


Blogged By Elissa

Elissa founded Calico in downtown New Bedford, MA in 2005. She can usually be found at Calico HQ snapping pics for Instagram and heading up photoshoots with the team!

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