The utility of big shorts in the warmer months is unparalleled. After wearing out quite a few pairs of big blacks in the last couple of years, I thought I could create something that was a little bit more of a statement. I saw this black and tan striped raffia at Mood one day and thought it would look great fashioned into a pair of big shorts.
I thought it would be funny to design a pair of basketball-esque shorts in a material used to make baskets. Full circle. Also of note: the fabric is marked as an Oscar de la Renta fabric, and I have seen this turned into a women’s trench at Burberry Prorsum. The design process was easy, really. I saw these long pleated tulip-shaped Ann Demeulemeester shorts on LN-CC, took print-outs to my tailor, mocked up the measurements on my body with measuring tape, and after a few adjustments, I had my favorite new statement shorts.
photographs by Sophia Callahan