Working with natural fibers has always been my interest. The obvious choices are cotton for spring and wool for fall. However, linen is the most ancient vegetable fabric known to man. Linen is very durable, strong fabric, one of the few that is stronger wet than dry. It doesn't stretch and is resistant to abrasion. It is extremely easy to take care of and has the natural slub texture which adds more character as it ages. I have developed several pieces in the Spring 2013 collection made out of Italian linen. They are versatile pieces which can complement the classic chambray shirt, khaki pant, and cotton tee shirts.