Designers Tyla Dahlman and Andrew Van Zanten said they were inspired by the 1970’s Cuban Revolution when designing the Sameunderneath S/S ’09 Collection. In it we saw lots of bright, fun colors, great cuts, linen, and organic cottons. The line definitely had a low-key “travel” vibe to it, with an appeal to younger couples (since they put out both mens’ and womens’ wear). We saw surprisingly intricate crochet pieces, tailored shorts, breezy organic cotton dresses, and printed tees, all paired with long feather earrings, boho hairbands, and leather flowers (some even tied onto the models’ calves – how’s that for innovative acccessorizing??).
Sameunderneath itself is a concept brand and desires to spread a message as it grows. The designers utilize eco-friendly fabrics not as a marketing point or because other companies are too, but simply because “its the right thing to do. Everyone needs to be conscious of what they’re buying, using, and consuming,” they say. “Sameunderneath is a concept, a belief, and a way of life. It brings people together of all different races, religions, and backgrounds because we are all really the same underneath.” Check out the brand’s website here to see more.
-Carly J. Cais