There are certain women in the industry who we feel have really left a mark on us, and who we look to for inspiration in our own designs here at Lola Jeans. Icons like Patti Smith and designers like Catherine Holstein, Nili Lotan, and Isabel Marant all have taken such a beautiful approach to both making and wearing clothing that not only looks elevated and timeless but is functional at its core.
Patti is a constant source of inspiration, as her grungy approach is hard to not obsess over even if it’s not necessarily your style. She is known for her ability to perfectly pull off the “junky” tee with worn denim look and it has such a grip on even the most impressive names in the industry, who doesn't want to look that cool and effortless?
Catherine Holstein (Khaite)
Anyone who is a true jean junkie knows about Khaite denim. Designer Catherine Holstein not only makes a perfect pair of jeans but creates other beautiful garments that truly emulate effortless elegance. Her brand reminds us that there are so many ways to dress up a pair of jeans, that they really go with everything. Her approach to denim is inspiring, and we love seeing how she styles it each season.
*Images from Nili Lotan via Harpers Bazaar
Nili Lotan is another designer who we admire and her military-style silhouettes add a touch of masculinity to her brand. The perfect balance between soft and hard is always seen in the way she designs her collections. We are more than just a little obsessed with her personal style as well. No one rocks a look like Nili!
Isabel Marant’s Parisian style is absolutely a point of inspiration when we create our own collections and we are obsessed with the silhouettes and colors that she implements into her work. Her effortless Parisian style will simply never go out of style, speaking to the beauty of a tried and true capsule wardrobe. Her imaginative take on denim is what really draws us into her collections every season. She is the greatest reminder of just how good a denim cuff really can be!