Designer and model Eliana Gil Rodriguez‘s namesake label was launched years after sharpening her craft as a former designer at American Apparel. The slow fashion brand creates elegant basics and staple pieces that differentiate from the industry’s desire to keep up with modern trends. Thus, overly detailed clothing and excess branding are traded for simple silhouettes that can be worn year-round alongside other pieces.
Summer-ready styles dominate the brand’s latest drop, which is comprised of swimsuits, maxi dresses, crop tops, bikini sets, and more. Hues such as “True Red,” “Jade,” and “Persian Blue” appear on the Venus Bodysuit with front and back tie details, while the Isla Margarita Bikini features two-toned color blocking in an array of colors: pink, blue, and orange. Adjustable straps allow for the top to be worn as a halter, strapless bandeau or bralette, and the bottoms have a subtle v-shape and slightly high-cut leg.
The collection additionally features midi dresses that don a sweetheart neckline and low scooped back, and long-sleeve crop top and short sets in the brand’s high-end cotton spandex fabric. Furthermore, tennis styles take center stage throughout in the form of dresses, shorts, and skirts. The standout of the range is the ultra high-waisted jean, complemented by a button fly and slightly curved legs. Inspired by French workwear, the piece is crafted of old-school heavyweight non-stretch denim so that they fit like a vintage pair of pants.
Retailing from $48 to $220 USD, you can shop the full collection on Gil Rodriguez’s website or at the brand’s in-store location at 3929 Fountain Avenue in Los Angeles, CA.
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