All American

Posted on December 11, 2015 by Bree Hylkema | 0 Comments

Black Magic Top

 

Here at Vermeulen, we love seeking out beautiful natural fibers.  We recently found a wool we couldn’t resist and wanted to share a few of its qualities.  Wool insulates the body, keeping the wearer warm in cool weather and cool in warm weather.  It naturally wicks moisture, it moves with the body and is extremely durable and long lasting.  It is both antimicrobial and fire resistant.  In a sense, it is a magical fabric.

Using the soft American milled wool knit we discovered, we’ve created the Black Magic Top.  Mixed with a Japanese ribbed wool blend neckband and ¾ length sleeves, the top is as versatile as the fabric.  It will be your go-to all winter, well into spring, and beyond.  Sewn in California as always.

Available in sizes XS - XL, you can order yours today here:

www.vermeulenandco.com/products/black-magic-top

Locally yours,
Bree and Kyra


Bree and Kyra - The Vermeulen Team

Posted in Knit, Local Manufacturing, Shirt, Slow Fashion, USA-milled, Wear Clothing you Love, Wool

Ikat Your Eye

Posted on November 11, 2014 by Bree Hylkema | 0 Comments

60's Top in Black French Lace at the Posada El Castillo in the village of Xilitla, Mexico

Beautiful textiles really set my heart aflutter.  If I catch a glimpse out of the corner of my eye, I just have to turn to ogle.  I can't help it, it's an autonomic response.  Whether I spy an antique Suzani, an African Kuba cloth, a Mexican Rebozo or Chinese silk embroidery, I want to have a closer look and yes, if possible, touch it.
 
This love of textiles is at the very core of Vermeulen & Co.  If you've had the opportunity to handle our goods, you know how pattern, color character, weaving technique, hand, softness, drape, origin and quality, truly inform our fabric choices.
 
This fall, we've used three of our favorite cottons for a shirt we're calling the 60's Top.  True to that era, it has a relaxed and comfortable fit with a dash of sass.  It's perfect with all of the black corozo buttons done up, or worn open with a fitted top underneath.  It looks great with a slim fitting skirt or pants.  Personally, I've been wearing mine with a beaded statement necklace and our pencil pants.
60's top in Black French Lace at the Franz Meyer Museum in Mexico City
(photos of Bree by Sean Orlando)
Two of these 60's tops are made in an Ikat cotton, one black and white, one cream and grey.  Ikat is a dying technique in which the fibers are dyed before they are woven.  Weaving can be a slow process as adjustments are made to keep the clarity of the pattern.  We really love the natural look and embrace the small inconsistencies in the cloth.  It feels as if the weaver has left their unique fingerprint on the fabric.

The third fabric is a french cotton lace we absolutely fell in love with.  At first glance the solid black may seem simple, however the intricate workings of the weave are simply exquisite!  This colorway is a limited edition and not currently available on our website.  Come get a closer look at these beauties and more this Sunday the 16th at our Studio Warming, or by appointment at our Oakland studio.

Vermeulen & Co. Open House
American Steel Studios
1960 Mandela Parkway, Oakland 94607 (entrance on 20th St.)
Join us for light snacks, drinks, shopping, and fun.  1-5pm.

RSVP here

Hasta luego!
-Bree
60's Top in beautiful Ikats
Zigzag Ikat 60's topBlack Ikat 60's top

Posted in 60's top, Cotton, Cotton Ikat, Cotton Lace, Fabric, Fabric Love, Ikat, Local Manufacturing, Mexico City, Open House, Shirt, Slow Fashion, Textiles, Trunk Show, Wovens

Our new Grey Tux Shirt!

Posted on June 24, 2013 by Miss Kyra | 0 Comments

Our new grey buttoned up Tux Shirt is anything but.  

This sumptuous organic cotton shirt is available now on our website.  We love your curves!

Posted in Cotton, Local Fashion, Organic Cotton, Shirt, Slow Fashion

Vermeulen & Co. web shop has launched!

Posted on December 10, 2012 by Miss Kyra | 0 Comments

Dear Friends,
 
We are so pleased to announce the launch of our online shop, located at www.vermeulenandco.com.  Beautiful clothing that fits your lifestyle, and your curves, in Sizes 4-16.
 
We offer free shipping (both ways), to make your online shopping experience a breeze.  Please check out our site, and spread the word to friends and family.  
 
We have more designs in the works, so check back regularly.  
 
Your support means the world to us!
-Kyra and Bree
The Vermeulen & Co. Team
 
Vintage Vermeulen: Black Shell Top with White Leaf Print

Vintage Vermeulen:
Black Shell Top with White Leaf Print

Photo by Tristan Crane

Posted in Cotton, Local Fashion, Local Manufacturing, Shirt, Slow Fashion, Vintage Vermeulen

Vintage Vermeulen

Posted on December 09, 2012 by Miss Kyra | 0 Comments

We’re starting Vintage Vermeulen!  This is a line of very limited edition garments and accessories made with dead stock vintage elements.
First off is a batch of sleeveless tops made in quantities of just 1-4.  These gorgeous prints and textures will look great under your favorite cardigan or blazer.  Pair them with slacks or belt them with a skirt.


Vintage Vermeulen Shell fabrics

Posted in Cotton, Fabric, Local Fashion, Local Manufacturing, Shirt, Vintage Vermeulen

 

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