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:
P.S. Can't make it on the 17th? Swing by our studio on the First Tuesday in November and December, 4-7pm. Text (510) 788-0560 and we'll collect you from the Poplar Gallery gate.
Here at the Vermeulen & Co. workshop we enjoy creating sculptural, wearable, sophisticated forms with textiles.
Several months ago we had the pleasure of creating in a different medium. Teaming up with the sharp eye of filmmaker Claudia Escobar and the quick wit of Heather Smith we made a short fashion film starring the vibrant Imogen Spear. It couldn't have been more fun!
Please join us in toasting the launch of our film, "Message in a Bottle," where we celebrate the beautiful City by the Bay and several of our favorite Vermeulen & Co. pieces. (In fact, all of the pieces the heroine wears are Vermeulen!).
Yours in Celluloid and Silk,
Kyra and Bree
This week we’re releasing not one, but two garments, which just happen to go great together.
To adorn the upper half we offer the Horizon Top. The fabric is a red and black abstract pattern in 100% silk with black Tencel sides and a cotton stripe neck detail. It is so utterly soft and elegant you’ll want to sleep in it.
On the bottom we have the High Tide Trousers. They’re high waisted and highly covetable. A tux stripe down the sides adds flair to these cropped britches. Available in a black textured crepe which likes to travel and a show stopping inky stripe.
You can order these items today online. Or, come try them on at our Open House on May 3rd. 1-5pm at 1960 Mandela Parkway, Oakland, CA 94607.Wishing you well,
As summer nears we dream of travels and adventures. The days grow long and anything seems possible. For some of us, that may be exploring a new city with friends, or relaxing by the sea with family. Others may be flying to far away lands and sailing into distant Ports. Wherever your summer takes you, our Porto Top is the perfect travel companion.
This fitted number is rich with details. It works well as a shirt and doubles as a lightweight jacket over a tank or t-shirt. The mandarin collar curves around the neckline with delicate frayed edges which continue down the front. These double stitched frays also go around the cuffs and across the back yoke. It has a hidden front zipper and two snaps. Each of the three colorways has a contrast waistband. This top pairs particularly well with our Cascade skirt.
To try on the Porto Top in one of our 8 sizes, make an appointment anytime, or visit us at our Open House 1-5 pm on May 3rd in the American Steel Studios in West Oakland. (1960 Mandela Parkway, Oakland, CA 94607)Bon Voyage,
Vermeulen & Co.