Dynamic duo Starr Hout and Laura Cramer joined forces in 2008 to create APIECE APART. Born during a trip to West Texas for the designers’ 30th birthdays, the label has quickly gained a reputation for its clean lines, chic, simple shapes, impeccable tailoring and beautiful fabrics.
Their aesthetic follows the style of their leading muse artist Georgia O’Keefe whose dress was both ascetic in its sparseness and decadent in its celebration of the self. For Cramer and Hout it is the woman who wears the clothes who is of chief importance, the garments exist only to serve her. It’s a philosophy that has quietly earned them the dedication of many women who have found their modern take on classic sportswear and world dress to work perfectly in their closets and in their lives. Though Cramer and Hout keep a low profile they have found an admirer in French designer Christophe Lemaire who upon his appointment to Hermes cited the designers as one of his favorites alongside Celine’s Phoebe Philo. It’s clear, though their clothes are simple in appearance, Cramer and Hoult are formidable talents to be reckoned with.
Join Hout and Cramer as they take to the stage at MAD with Jeremy Lewis, Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Garmento Zine for an evening discussion delving into the future of womenswear.