Designer Profile: Octopi

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

It's been some time since my last proper fashion update. I'm just now catching up on research and will be bringing you more looks from new emerging and independent designers, both with and without interviews (just to mix up the format a little)...

Here's a quick peek at some Fall 2009 intergalatic dresses, separates and accessories from Rhode Island School of Design grads Sarah Welsh and Madeline Davy, for their Brooklyn-based label, Octopi. I've been feeling metallic bling these days, and these matte metallic, paneled leggings (last look) and crazy awesome silver foil dress (third look) match my mood nicely. Although the designers have been creating one of a kind items under the label since 2003, they only recently launched proper collections. I first discovered Octopi via select pieces of their Spring 2009 items through Light Vision Store, including this amazing tubular necklace. Price points are reasonable, and I could see these pieces working in most women's wardrobes. I especially love the gently folded silhouette of these pieces. What do you think?

Octopi Fall 2009 Black Sweater and Purple Metallic Leggings @ Dream Sequins
Octopi Fall 2009
all images courtesy of Octopi


Octopi Fall 2009 Black Dress @ Dream Sequins

Octopi Fall 2009 Silver Dress @ Dream Sequins

Octopi Fall 2009 Black Dress and Purple Metallic Leggings @ Dream Sequins

Octopi Fall 2009 Strapless Black Top and Metallic Panel Leggings @ Dream Sequins

For more information, check out http://www.octopinyc.com/
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28 comments:

Elizabeth Marie said...

Whoa...that second dress is amazing!!!! Like I need it NOW.

Thanks for introducing me! :)

Deka said...

love the 1st pair of leggings, and the dressed.
i wish them much success

Lily G. said...

Love these eclectic outfits!

Lilee said...

wow, love it.

nookie said...

great line,the second dress is amazing and those tights are great!

janettaylor said...

I really love the black dress...timeless piece!

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[LA] said...

FANTASTIC LEGGINGS!















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Fashionista said...

love the hot pink sequin legging...

Lucia said...

I love love the 2nd dress! BEAUTIFUL!!

Kristin said...

If I had the bod I'd be all over that silver number!

Retro Chick said...

I love that plunging black dress, it's amazing.

I also like the leggings with the holographic knees, though I can't see them being something I could ever wear, they look great in the pictures!

Livie said...

Love that second dress. the silver foil dress is pretty crazy - kinda Lady GaGaish.

cool leggings.

Couture Carrie said...

Love the silver dress and both of those pairs of wacky leggings! Fabulous post, darling!

xoxox,
CC

P.S. I totally love my iPhone too!

drollgirl said...

that tubular necklace is nuts amazing!!!!

W29 Showroom said...

Great post Deanne!

We love Octopi too!

www.w29showroom.blogspot.com

Sheena said...

Very cool line and I really like the styling. I love those high-waisted pants with the black tube top. I'd be interested to see how they progress as a label in the future because for a label so young, their look is pretty strong.

San Francisco Stylephile said...

I adore Octopi! Their craftsmanship is super high quality and their cuts are architectural but still flattering. I have an Octopi skirt that my husband likes to call "that Judy Jetson number."

Hanako66 said...

I'm so into that second dress....gorgeous!

xtinagirl said...

Omg, I love the purple leggings! That color purple is so vibrant and I love the design!

-xtina
www.thisisxtina.blogspot.com

Diana said...

i'm totally new to this series and i'm loving it!!

The Haute-Shopper said...

The second and fourth dress are calling my name. And I like the fact the model is trying to channel Cleopatra. And that the label owners know the correct plural of Octopus.

* Fashion Dreamer * said...

Electrifying outfits, fabulous designer x

K @ Blog Goggles said...

These are gorgeous looks. I'm not usually a big leggings person,b ut I love those purple ones!

wreckedstellar said...

Love the silver dress! Futuristic cool!

Designer Store said...

Nice Post.

Thanks for sharing....

LJ said...

i miss brooklyn's quirky designer boutiques! I love the last pair of leggings are yummmmmm
xx-LJ from SOS!

Modelizer said...

loving it! not a fan of the first look but the rest are really great [even though I personally don't wear leggings or encourage them, it's nice to see people trying new ideas/fabrics with them]

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