It’s a classic story: Small town girl hits the big city. Gets starry-eyed. Starts behaving like a harlot. (See: Becky Sharp, Trishelle from The Real World, Brit Brit.)
But designer Jenny Gordy bucked the trend by moving from NYC to Kansas City to launch her career. The result: Wiksten, a small, sophisticated, and refreshingly down-to-earth clothing collection.
Named for her Swedish grandmother, the sweet line of handmade tops, skirts, and dresses mixes a Scandinavian sense of restraint with a dash of country schoolmarm and a subtle A.P.C.-esque vibe.
From the floral henley top to the cherry red sailor dress, each piece from the new fall collection is limited edition. But Gordy kindly opened shop a day early for DailyCandy readers who appreciate her stellar aesthetic.
In other words, those who take the ass out of class.
Available online at wikstenmade.com.