Friday, February 18, 2011

Meet The Collective: Out of Line

One of my most favorite Seattle designers joined the collective last month and I'm excited to tell you more about her. Meet Out of Line designer Beki Wilson!

Hi. I'm Beki.
 I learned about Beki last year and felt a weird non-stalker connection with her. Like me, she's a mother of a gorgeous daughter. Her daughter is a teenager but my girls (thank god) are still learning how to spell. Beki started sewing when she was young and started a baby clothing company with a friend. Same here. My baby clothing company lasted about 3 months but it still counts. Beki started her line and years later went on to fashion school to get more technical knowledge in garment construction. I hope to do the same when I have more time.

"Square Dress"
Out of Line infuses classic shapes, clean design, and modern detail.  It is designed with the creative woman in mind, for girls on their own path, girls that like to dress up… and down.

"Key Influence Dress"

Beki officially started in 2000, in Eugene Oregon.  It began as an experiment in jersey.  Simple cuts, lots of stripes, block printing and color blocking.  After seven years of self teaching, bootstrap pulling, and some success, Beki moved to Seattle to attend The New York Fashion Academy.  After study and completion of a certificate in garment construction, the line has evolved to consist of casual separates and party dresses.  Each piece is designed with great attention to fit, wearability, and individual expression in mind.

"Pieces Skirt"

You can find Beki's beautiful designs at SPUN Sustainable Collective. Come by and see why I love Beki and Out of Line. xoxo, Sara