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Clover Canyon

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Welcome home, voyagers. This season, Clover Canyon rediscovers Southern California, looking on its native landscape with new eyes, and indulging the domestic pleasures. Clean, crisp and airy, the collection conjures the forward-looking architecture and design of California’s mid century heyday, referencing   homes such as John Lautner’s iconic Chemosphere, in Los Angeles, and the work of household modernists Charles and Ray Eames. Southern California’s legendary light is paid homage, as well prismatically, via the inspiration of light artists such as Robert Irwin, Dan Flavin, and James Turrell. The Spring ‘14 Clover Canyon collection marks a turning point in the brand’s approach to silhouette.

The signature Clover Canyon engineered prints are matched, this time out, to sculptural shapes with a force of their own. Relaxed long dresses, bell-shaped crop tops and palazzo pants are emphasized, suggesting a vintage garden party vibe. New materials include printed laser cut neoprene, filmy organzas, and transparent embossed rubber that conjure the glassy interiors of the late sixties. This season’s prints are a medley of influences. Alongside Bertoia-esque warped grids, torqued dots inspired by Gehry’s music hall in L.A., half tone dots redolent of Lichtenstein canvases and color bars that nod at the neon resins and Lucite sculptures of Larry Bell and John McCracken, Clover Canyon has accessed a unique trove of architectural blueprints, courtesy of the firm Escher Gune Wardena. These include a graphite rendering of the Jamie House, a magnificently engineered home which they designed and built in the tradition of California modernism.

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