To celebrate the launch of our fall '16 collection, my friend David Arquette and his lovely wife Christina hosted an intimate dinner party with a "Slow Food / Slow Fashion" theme. Guests who attended were the lucky few who had the privilege of enjoying a farm to table meal prepared over a course of several days by the Arquette's.
This slow food concept launched our dinner party into a discussion about slow fashion and the work of Raven + Lily to employ artisan women around the world. Special guests, including Amy Acker and Angela Lindvall wore some of their favorite pieces from our upcoming fall 2016 collection. I shared the stories behind these designs and others worn around the table, and it was a very moving experience.
In addition, the table setting itself was supporting our "slow" living theme: dinnerware by Keith Kreeger, napkins from OH! Fox Creative, as well as candles and textiles from Raven + Lily's home decor line.
The evening was featured the following day on both, WWD and the LA Times. It was truly encouraging and awesome to see this movement towards thoughtful living expand out to a wider audience. It was a magical and meaningful way to celebrate the hard work of all women in our global partnerships. I can hardly wait to launch this beautiful collection to you all next week!
Actress Amy Acker + Model Angela Lindvall wear pieces from the upcoming Fall Collection
Photographer: william perls