In our opinion, Esby apparel makes the sort of clothes that all the Feliz makers, designers and artists could wear every day. They appeal to both a practical, working sensibility and an appreciation of what looks and feels good. It doesn't hurt that the clothes are small batch/slow fashion (please world, stop buying *new* garbage clothes from box stores) & her serene new retail location looks like a dream to visit. Stop by her new shop, and sweep up all the goodies she brings to Feliz this November!
Name: Stephanie Beard
Business: esby apparel
Product: American-made small batch womenswear
Location: 1601 S 1st St, Suite A, ATX
Astrological sign: Virgo
What you had for breakfast: Taco Deli Breakfast tacos - far too often
Tell us a little about your process from concept to creation:
at first, we think about what we did really well the year before. what moved, what didn’t. and then we try to evolve favorites into new favorite silhouettes. there have been times where we will run the same great shape in new fabrics when there is nothing to ‘fix’. after several rounds of samples, we send small orders to our factories in new orleans and dallas. finally, we pre-wash everything (except for our silks) and inspect each piece before it hits the floor.
What has been influencing your design lately?
French style, the 70’s, Menswear, and of course, Japanese workwear.
Have you been watching your clothing line evolve in the past year?
yes! it’s been so exciting to watch us grow and to see people wearing our clothing! the last Feliz was the first place where I had customers coming to Feliz wearing our goodies. we’ve also created a stronger sense of who we are and it’s so fun being true to our brand.
What would be your most prized outfit - tell us top to bottom please! And please don't forget shoes.
Never forget the shoes! lets start there. I would be sporting the Alexander Wang Knotched Kori Ankle boot. With my esby montauk jumper and esby indigo duster.
all images via Esby & Stephanie Beard