Emily Adams Bode Aujla, the creative mind behind the fashion label BODE, has been on a journey of exploration, diving deep into her personal history and experimenting with novel ideas in eveningwear. The BODE Spring/Summer 2024 collection is a testament to this journey, and in it, Bode Aujla seeks inspiration from the Crane Estate, a Massachusetts residence owned by an eccentric 90-year-old woman where her mother worked back in 1976.
The collection features a mix of menswear and womenswear pieces, each with its own unique charm and allure. For instance, the menswear collection includes a translucent-and-black all-over-sequin-embellished jacket, a navy blue suit with goldenrod crochet embroidery, and a white suit paired with a blue and white striped pajama top with frog closures. On the other hand, the womenswear line features a sheer green dropped-waist dress studded with seed beads and a cream brocade midi-length jacket with three oversized satin bows for closure, which Bode Aujla refers to as a wedding jacket.
The BODE woman, according to the designer, complements the BODE man but is not the BODE man. This philosophy is evident in the collection, where the womenswear pieces are decidedly sexy, featuring knit panties, matching T-shirts, tanks, bralettes, dusty blue crochet dresses, and thin-as-air fish-print printed caftans.
Moreover, the Spring/Summer 2024 collection marks the official debut of the BODE jean, a relaxed painter’s-style pant with stitching details at the waistband and a BODE signature patch on the coin pocket. Knitwear continues to be a strong category for BODE, with pieces like a cardigan with a barely-there pink print reminiscent of fading wallpaper or an antique tablecloth, and a novelty cream cardigan with textured kittens on the front.
Outerwear is also a standout in this collection, featuring pieces like an olive green heavy suede jacket with a hood and a yellow canvas-style chore jacket with a varsity jacket feel. Bode Aujla believes that with years of experience and working with factories and mills, BODE has gotten better at creating these kinds of products and feels more confident in its offerings.
As BODE continues to evolve and grow, the Spring/Summer 2024 collection showcases the brand’s commitment to creating unique and timeless pieces that draw inspiration from the past while looking towards the future. With a mix of menswear and womenswear pieces that are both sexy and sophisticated, the BODE Spring/Summer 2024 collection is sure to captivate fashion enthusiasts and cement BODE’s place in the fashion world.
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