Last week, we got the chance to meet six Bay Area based designers at Sarah E. Owen’s Oakland studio, for a private viewing of their fall collections for Edition No. 6. A collaborative of 6 independently run brands, these women showcased their creative designs and processes. From the simplicity of Abacus Row’s signature styles, to The Greater Goods’ natural based soap collection, these designers are bringing fresh styles to the Bay.
Read on to learn more about each of the six brands of Edition No. 6...
The Greater Goods is a small soap making studio based in San Francisco, CA that explores the sculptural and sensorial elements of cold-process soap, highlighting the beauty of natural ingredients and their innate skin benefits.
Gina Di Girolamo is a hands on designer making beautiful, meticulously crafted women's clothing in small batches with an emphasis on materials, shape, construction and fit. Inspired by many things the line embodies a romantic minimalism for occasion and everyday. +
Abacus Row is a San Francisco-based line of jewelry, designed and crafted with the subtlest details in mind. The line experiments with bold colors and materials in proportions that create minimal and versatile jewels for everyday adornment.
Georgette Crimson lives in a playfully textured world, built on the everyday curiosities and little inspirations we stumble upon. Made in the USA, each piece carries the subtle treasures, secrets and flirtations that make day-to-day adventures a little more adventurous. Georgette Crimson is built on the simple belief: The pieces we wear should channel the whimsy of our spirits, the passions of our hearts and the unconventional wit we rely on.
Golden Pony Workshop is an artisan collection of jewelry and small leather goods, handmade in San Francisco by Elizabeth Prost. Drawing inspiration from both nature and architecture, she juxtaposes the warmth of the horsehair and leather with hard metal accents. Twisting and braiding the leather and horsehair remnants left around the studio, she would develop the foundation for the signature pieces of her collection.
AYK is a California-based design label. The bags are handmade in Los Angeles and colored in San Francisco. Classic silhouettes have an added personal touch featuring a signature, hand-dyed gradient application. AYK's leather goods are designed with conscious simplicity. Each piece is a celebration of material, color, form, and beauty.
Photography by Aydan Puth for The Merchant Home. Please credit and link appropriately.