Sunday, March 27, 2011

Write This Down: Prose IV Basics and Outerwear

Trunk show with Prose IV 
Today, 2pm-7pm
at EVA, 355A Bowery


Writing words daily
Composing prose is soothing,
We’d rather wear it.
Haiku are swell, but our ideal form is Prose IV, a new line from New York (by way of Canada and Shanghai) designer Cassandra Hobbins.
A self-proclaimed supergeek, Hobbins specializes in pragmatic pieces: smart, multifunctional designs — a bat-sleeved heather gray cardigan that can be worn upside down and a double-breasted trench with detachable bottom and minicape — will save closet space, should you ever take them off. There’s also a paper-thin, floor-length sheath we liken to a Möbius strip.
Basics are neutral only in color. Snag tanks with haphazardly draped hems, asymmetrical tees, and punkish silk blouses sans shoulders. Our favorites are a voluminous, electric blue button-down and a sleeveless waxed cotton tent dress that fall on the feminine side of androgynous.
There’s a trunk show this Sunday, 2-7 p.m., at Eva New York. Write it down.
Available at Eva New York, 355a Bowery, between 3rd and 4th Streets (212-925-3890 or; online at and, $84-$517.

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