"I did things a bit backward" says 39 year old CarolAnn Wachter, who spent years designing hats and teaching painting before bringing her compelling aesthetic vision to apparel for the first time last year. It was one of her gorgeous spiral cloches that first caught my eye when she designed under the label 'Mind Millinery'. Then I stumbled upon a few 40s inspired pieces from her debut clothing collection and was hooked like puss to his boots.
Katrin Schnabl Denim Obi DressObi dress fin dark stretch denim is darted and fitted throughout the bodice, and then falls into an overlapping asymmetrical skirt with an ivory silk diagonal raw-bias edge. Three-quarter length sleeves have sculpted obi arm openings that hang like tear drops around the elbow, giving the dress an Asian flair.