Designer Profile: Alexandra Cassaniti
Because it’s Always Summer Somewhere.
Alexandra Cassaniti debuted her line of surfboards, beachwear and accessories two years ago. She has since been on our radar. This winter she extended her talents to help out on Juan Carlos Obando’s runway, where her tough girl gems balanced out his sleek-chic looks.
Now, with her fourth collection entitled simply “Summer 6,” she continues her aesthetic of simple, but very appealing items that invoke powerful images of the beach that go beyond sitting there with the latest potboiler and an umbrella drink.
Understated, yet completely distinctive, her pieces look designed to be used, worn and ridden until the wheels fall off, which is made even clearer by her prevalent use of neoprene for her jewelry and accessories and the necklace vials with fillings like sand and even compost.
Her shirts and shifts are made of gauzy cheese-cloth and look as though they’ve already seen several summers come and gone on sun kissed skin, in salt-water and hung out on the line after washing. Her pieces will keep you wishing it was summer all year round.
To check out more of her goodies go to AlexandraCassiniti.com
Images Courtesy of Marcia Madeira/First View