STYLELOGUE: SSKEIN SUSTAINABLE KNITWEAR

3 women wearing sskein knitwear
3 women wearing sskein knitwear

Welcome to the October Issue of STYLELOGUE: SSKEIN SUSTAINABLE KNITWEAR!

This month we have so much to celebrate!

Firstly, it is STYLELOGUE’S 2nd birthday! Woohoo! Can’t believe we’ve been collaborating for this long. The ladies and I are super excited to continue to create more styling content. We seem to never run out of ideas and always get pumped to show up every month for our audiences.

Secondly, I started a fashion brand named SSKEIN, a luxury knitwear brand made of sustainable materials. I designed and built the brand in the middle of a pandemic. I know! Call me crazy!

asian woman wearing sskein knitwear

Why create another fashion brand?

As a knitwear designer for more than twenty years, I’ve seen fashion changed, from the way we consume to how we produce. Especially the last ten years of “fast fashion” and how the industry is one of the largest contributors to polluting the planet.

In the past, I hate to admit, but I was guilty of purchasing poorly made trendy clothes, that I’ve probably worn once or twice. To be honest, I’m not too proud of it. I’ve told myself if I were to create my own brand one day, it would need to be SUSTAINABLE! And that’s how SSKEIN was born!

What is SSKEIN and how to pronounce it?

\ skān \

a length of thread or yarn, loosely coiled and knotted⁣)

About the collection….

Our first Autumn/Winter Collection is a mix of luxury pieces to style back with what you’ve already own. The collection consists of four pieces made in ethically sourced baby alpaca from Peru. Baby alpaca’s hand feel is soft and has a silky drape, which hangs beautifully when worn. These simple modern shapes with refine details will be your wardrobe staples for seasons to come.

More on our story…..

asian woman wearing sskein knitwear

ENVY PERFECT SHADE OF GREEN

I’m wearing the CREW NECK BOXY PULLOVER and RIBBED BEANIE in green envy, a deep lush forest hue that goes back with denim and anything leather! This color is the “IT” color for fall and winter 2020!

The boxy shape of the pullover is forgiving and hits past the waistband, so you can style it tucked in or out. In this outfit, I wore it with leather shorts, which gives it that slight sheen texture and add a bit of that sexy.

The matching beanie is going to be everyone’s favorite. Not only is it “gender free”, it has a one size fits most silhouette that’ll keep you warm and toasty for the upcoming winter months.

THE “IT” CARDIGAN

One of the pieces I’m most excited about, is the SHAWL NECK LONG CARDIGAN. The chunky knit will be your “third piece” as we like to say it in the industry, or a coat replacement. The tall collar will help cover that cold draft you feel on the back of your neck. It’s so cozy….. like someone giving you a big warm hug, when you wear it.

I envisioned these knitwear pieces to be worn back with some of my favorite statement Chloe trousers or Chanel jacket. At the end, it’s all about finding the right balance, whether your style is minimal or over the top designer!

THE LADIES

MARY

Mary has her eye on the WRAP NECK JUMPSUIT, when I first showed her the prototypes. I knew if she got excited, that meant I captured the trend forward customer. Because that’s Mary’s jam! She got the “sharp eye” to spot trends. It’s certainly something you’re only born with and can’t be taught! Girl is a natural!

This jumpsuit can be worn as a stand up collar, presentable for those work zoom meetings and/or worn off the shoulder after dinner drinks with the hubs. I called this “desk to dinner’ outfit!

READ MORE ABOUT MARY’S OUTFIT ON HER BLOG

BLAZER | JUMPSUIT | SHADES | BOOTS


CORTNEY

The “ELEVATED BASICS” Queen is very excited about SSKEIN! The girl loves her basics. When I first shared with Cortney about the brand, she couldn’t wait to try on the pieces. This is right up her alley! She fits the busy mom I pictured juggling between boss mom and running a tight ship at home. These pieces are designed to be versatile and make her feel confident….and at times sexy.

Hence, the T-NECK BODYSUIT with a thong back and a rib stitch forms that hot Peloton bod, Cortney works hard on! She wore it with high waisted trousers and threw on the same SHAWL NECK LONG CARDIGAN I was wearing. This look has the perfect mix of textures to start off the Fall season!

READ MORE ABOUT CORTNEY’S OUTFIT ON HER BLOG

BODYSUIT| TROUSER | SHOES | HAT

I’ve created this brand in hopes to bring awareness of sustainability (read about our values of here). In how we can be educated to make better choices and become responsible consumers, when it comes to fashion.

Shop the presale collection with exclusive offers. Prices will go back to original on Saturday 10/24.

Thank you!

I want to take this chance to personally thank Mary and Cortney, whose been alongside this rollercoaster ride with me. Their generous offer to help me from the humble beginnings to the launch of SSKEIN, goes without saying. This is true friendship and sisterhood. They’ve always got my back and for that I’m so grateful!

Special thanks to Jason, our photographer from the very first STYLELOGUE post and fast forward to two years to date! Your talent behind the lens does not go unnoticed. We have so much gratitude and appreciation for you!

Please feel free to ask questions about sizing and color!

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XX, E.

Photography by Jason Tang

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