Boyish is in expansion mode for Spring/Summer 2021. The Los Angeles-based women’s brand unveiled its first line of non-denim dresses and tops made with the same care for the environment as its core denim collection.
The collection offers 100 percent GOTS certified organic cotton blouses, dresses and blazers constructed completely with surplus deadstock cotton, OCS certified organic cotton and GRS certified recycled cotton.
Key items include the Jimmy sweatshirt, a cropped fit with roomy sleeves; the Julian, a structured blazer; the Taylor, an on-trend ribbed knit long-sleeve dress; and the Gregory, a soft jersey turtleneck top. The line also includes the Joaquin kimono dress, which can also be worn as a jacket. The versatile piece is available in a golden yellow wash and in vintage-inspired indigo wash.
The spring collection takes inspiration from the Romantic era celebrating freedom and practicality with a new edge. Designs pay homage to iconic Victorian silhouettes that the young men wore at the time with suiting pieces, statement sleeves and satin textures. The result is a collection that blends functional utility-inspired components and feminine detailing—or as the brand says, “embraces elements of tough and soft.”
Boyish’s foray into lifestyle lands at the same time as Outland Denim bowed its first ready-to-wear capsule collection. Denim, however, continues to be Boyish’s bread and butter. A new stretch flare jean keys into the trend for wider retro fits. The brand also updated its popular rigid styles, the Tommy and the Billy, with a new stretch fabrication for added comfort.
Though the brand has taken a minimal approach to branding in the past, some jeans this season are punctuated with a logo back patch reminiscent of throwback patches by ’90s brands like Bongo.