Saturday, December 13, 2008


Finally---Chic and Warm Merge!

New York, NY December 12th 2008

In a room full of creative and hip New Yorkers people gathered together to celebrate, it’s a tribute to Elyse Allen, a textile designer and Rhode Island School of Design instructor, that her attire stood out.

And it wasn’t the denim jeans (standard) but her made-by-her knockout hand knit cashmere bracelet length fingerless gloves studded with Swarovski crystals (with matching sparkling cap and scarves) that caught our eyeballs.

Turns out, this innovative textile designer conjures up and crafts these warm and edgy embellished accessories-all made the old fashioned way---in Brooklyn.

Allen has a great eye for color and materials…and creates her own color palette for her plush cashmeres and merino wools, sourced from the finest international mills. Magically, the results are sophisticated and cozy---

On our wish list----the fingerless elbow length gloves with Mondrian like lambskin wool horizontal strips woven in.

So cool.

INFO: Fingerless Gloves, Scarves, Hats, Pillows and Headbands Available Online At ELYSE ALLEN And At Upscale Craft Shows.

Words, Judith Ecochard, Images from Elyse Allen’s Website