Lindsey Berns proudly presents Fall Winter '20/'21, "Drawing with Scissors" a nostalgic collection with modern charm, celebrating the art of the handmade. This season, abstract art is the inspiration, with a particular nod to Picasso's whimsical ceramics, Calder's expressive mobiles and Matisse's iconic paper cut-outs and collages. In this new year, Lindsey Berns celebrates her 10 year anniversary with the re-launch of her most iconic and beloved children's design - The Artist Dress. Originally launched in 2013, The Artist Dress is a whimsical creation hand-painted with swaths and splatters of vibrant color, with multicolored ultra-suede paint brush appliqué peaking out of the pockets. Lindsey is also pleased to continue her collection of women's Vintage Quilt Jackets with a special launch in early 2021 featuring a rare collection of camel suede quilt jackets, along with a new design - The Jazz Bag - an expressive, artistic and colorful carryall inspired by Henri Matisse "Jazz" cut-outs. Each bag is hand-crafted one at a time, utilizing antique patchwork quilt tops and vintage woven rag rugs collaged together in a balance of color, texture and pattern. Everything is produced by hand, in small batches to ensure a high level of craftsmanship and an inherent cherished quality. Collections are always in limited edition, ensuring every purchase is a special one. 100% of the collection is proudly and sustainably made in America.
Easy shapes, beautiful fabrics, artful touches, and a refined sense of style define the Lindsey Berns brand. Since she was a little girl, Lindsey has honed her skills in art and design, as well as intricate embroidery and appliqué techniques that were first introduced to her by her grandmother, a former fashion illustrator and designer. Lindsey received her undergraduate degree in Art History from Northwestern University and an MBA from The NYU Stern School of Business. Her formal education was supplemented as a fashion assistant at New York Magazine, in Arles, France studying French Impressionism, and at internships at Sotheby's and Ralph Lauren.
In 2000 Lindsey launched her first collection consisting of womenswear and handbags. These designs were sold to Saks Fifth Avenue, Henri Bendel and Fred Segal, and featured in Women’s Wear Daily, Teen Vogue, Lucky and People Magazine. Her collection also drew the attention of Patricia Field, renown Sex & The City stylist, who honored Lindsey with the Marshall Field Distinction in Design Award.
In 2011 Lindsey discovered her newest and most immediate source of inspiration: her young niece and nephew. She started to design clothes specifically for them, drawing inspiration from the clothing of her childhood -- artisan patch work jackets handmade from vintage quilts, well worn blue jean jumpers, vintage denim overalls, delicately embroidered linen pinafores, and French everything.
Lindsey views her creations as individual pieces of art, informed by her own sensibilities and imagination. Her ultimate vision is to create a look that is neither in nor out of style--just classic and timeless. “It is my greatest hope that my designs will be enjoyed today and then carefully put away, to be passed down to the next generation."