You learned a lot from your first job.
Namely, how to “be a doll and fetch some coffee” and vengefully steal company toilet paper.
Some folks get more out of their inaugural experience. Atsuko Yanase and Junko Hirata, the designers behind Ideeen, got their start — and an intro — working at Catherine Malandrino.
The new line, a modish meld of Japanese and New York aesthetics, just launched with a spring/summer collection. Structured silhouettes and unusual shapes give it an avant-garde feel.
Soft, creamy colors make up the palette available locally. A sherbet-colored jersey dress — open backed and belted — has a draped Grecian cut. Blocks of yellow, gray, and white soften the tilt of an angular asymmetrical number. Online, black-and-white prints and knit solids reign.
Also noteworthy: the price tag.
Don’t give up your day job.