Monday, May 18, 2009
Tracy Feith, Where Have You Been All My Life?
So I know I just finished yapping about spending money and doing good at the same time (sweet, sweet Toms), but I disregarded that completely when I stumbled into Target Sunday afternoon.
I had completely given up on the recent GO International lines at Target, and wasn't paying proper attention to May's line by designer Tracy Feith (Mr. Feith, why do you not have a proper website? I would link you right here if you did. Thus furthers your mystique- see below).
Apart from this nonsensical dress (seriously, a bubble hem this short?), I also happily plunked down my credit card for a surfer cardi and another, more sensible, white dress with a zip down the front.
Dress above, not from GO International can be purchased here (by people with $800 spare change). That's Mr. Feith himself to the right of the dress.
If someone had told me about this surfer dude/designer who lives in Manhattan by way of Texas is doing Target's next line, I would have passed. If McQueen didn't cut it, no one will! Oooo how wrong I was!
I know Mrs. Obama wore a Tracy Feith concoction for the post-inaugural prayer service, and Carrie Bradshaw favored him, but his name gets lost in the millue of a million other smaller designers I will never be able to afford.
Well, cheers to you, Mr. Feith! I have since ransacked the racks of my local Target and scoured any fashion site that sells your real label (just to have a look-see), as I'm sure many a lady and gent will after encountering your delightful designs.
Alas, I want more! Who is the man behind these boldly patterned, whimsical designs? Is he the stateside version of Matthew Williamson? Also, his reputation as a surfer baffles me: Texas and Manhattan seem poor surfer lifestyle choices. And how does a former surfer design clothes that are worn by fashion icons and still not have a wikipedia page?! Anyone else know about Mr. Feith? If so, do tell.