Sure, we could (and do) talk endlessly about the clothes we love, but for our new column Line Item, we'll be asking some of our favorite designers to tell us what they think about the best pieces from their newest collections. Today, designer Gerlan Marcel tells us about the Country Bear Patchwork Sweater from Gerlan Jeans.
The Country Bear Patchwork sweater pays homage to the American arts and crafts movement, country kitchens and the Quaker Factory. I drew the bear and all the printed patches by hand and combined these with denim textures from scanned and manipulated jeans. In the classic tradition of quilting, each printed patch illustrates part of the story. Gerlan Jeans is all about conversational clothing!