Super Spring News

April 26 2012

Hello, hello, happy Earth Month! The new collection, SPRING 2012: THE AQUAKNOTS, has arrived in stores.
We have a number of Feral Childe events scheduled and would love to see you:

April 27-28-29 PHILADELPHIA: Arcadia Boutique's Double Header Trunkshow (NoLibs/Rittenhouse)

May 5 BALTIMORE Trunkshow hosted by the Contemporary Museum

May 6 BALTIMORE Private Trunkshow hosted by Specks & Keepings

May 19 BROOKLYN Kaight Trunkshow(Atlantic Ave)

May 27/June 2 OAKLAND Mum's the Word Bay Area Sample Sale

(details and lots of link love below)

Feral Childe has gotten some sweet press mentions lately. We are honored to be featured in Fashionista, Eco-Chick, Green House of Fashion, Ecosalon, and Treehugger (in the sexy sustainable swimsuits of 2012 article, no less). And this will get you out of your chair and dancing: check out Tuneyards' lead wearing Feral Childe in their latest video. Finally, in anticipation of all these spring happenings, you can read our latest interview on Arcadia's blog.

We're a-Tumbln' Pinterestn' Twitterin' and Facebookin', so please stop by sometime and see us online!

Now for details:

Fri-Sun April 27-28-29 Arcadia PHILADELPHIA Trunkshow (NoLibs/Rittenhouse)
We sent over a box of Spring 2012 goodies that will be at the Rittenhouse location (265 S. 20th) on Friday from 5-8pm, and then NoLibs Spring Sidewalk Sale (819 N. 2nd) on Saturday (11am-6pm) and Sunday (Noon-5pm). In conjunction with Feral Childe friend Kelly Lane! After the weekend, the "trunk" moves on to the next location!

Sat May 5 BALTIMORE Trunkshow hosted by the Contemporary Museum
In conjunction with the Contemporary's experimental fashion show, Feral Childe, Anita Scharrer, and MICA Fiber Arts alumni are featured in a shopping event from 4-6pm at the Pier 5 Hotel. Specks & Keepings will represent Feral Childe. Look for the room with the harbor view! Pier 5 is at 711 Eastern Ave., Baltimore MD 21231. For more event details check out the Facebook event page or you can call Irene at 410.783.5720 x107.

Sun May 6 BALTIMORE Private Trunkshow hosted by Specks & Keepings
The inimitable Hillery Sproatt, artist and proprietor of Specks and Keepings hosts a special sale of Feral Childe, past and present, at a private home in Baltimore. Please contact Hillery for details.

Sat May 19 Kaight BROOKLYN
382 Atlantic Ave, btw Bond & Hoyt
Moriah and Alice will be reunited at last, and on hand to meet you.
Event details to follow shortly. Please contact us at for updates, or watch your inbox!

May 26-27/June 2-3 OAKLAND Mum's the Word Bay Area Sample Sale
Here's a rare opportunity to shop past season and samples at deep deep discounts. This "secret" sale is by invitation only, so please alice@feralchilde and we will send you the details! The event will be in Oakland, CA.

Alice + Moriah

ABOUT THE NEW COLLECTION: For Spring/Summer 2012: THE AQUAKNOTS, Feral Childe explores the ocean deep. This season’s original prints feature the Feral Childe duo as deep sea divers among plankton, exotic coral and aquatic horses. Reflecting our process-based fine arts background, these prints were developed by combining wildly varied image-making techniques: for example, the Flowerstripe print is a collage of shapes cut from bright, individually painted watercolors, while the Plankton print is a cyanotype made by exposing a 3D-painting to light sensitive fabric (the painting was made on various layers of clear acetate sheets combining paint and meticulous, intricately-cut plankton-like frosted Mylar shapes). We worked side by side on these prints, drawing on the same sheet of paper, as in the ball-point pen derived print called Wipeout, which shows several versions of Jacques Cousteau's famous diving saucer. We started this print while waiting for the shuttle to the airport, as we sat in the lobby of the hotel in Doha, Qatar where we were visiting artists at Virginia Commonwealth University last spring.

From our take on summer basics to signature statement pieces, this season’s Feral Childe styles emphasize easy summer ensembles. The Spring 12 collection is on point with trends such as printed shorts (Anemone Shorts), feminine baseball jackets (Cousteau Jacket), stripes, a bright palette of corals (hello Pantone Tangerine Tango!) -- yet always with our timeless and unique twist on construction details such as shaped pockets, folded collars, creative tucks and pleating, extended placket, and more. Spring 2012’s fabrics include fine Italian metallic cotton, glazed linen, organic cotton, Cupro, Hempcel, and silk. At Feral Childe we strive for more sustainable production, using organic, sustainable, artisan-made, or repurposed fabrics; and manufacture everything in New York City.