I grew up in Placerville, California, where little has changed in the past hundred years. The town is timeless. Though, it wasn’t until I moved to Los Angeles that I noticed just how timeless it is, and the impact my hometown inevitably had on me.
It’s what drew me to design vintage inspired clothing. There is something beyond the fabric I can hold on to. Something honest about vintage. Something classic. Something timeless, that reminds me of home. It’s the dress you long for when you stumble upon that box of old photographs of your grandmother. The lines and fabric tell a story. They’re the clothes and stories I hope to pass on through CHRISTY DAWN.
Every CHRISTY DAWN piece is made by local artisans in Downtown Los Angeles, sewn with longevity in mind. We use deadstock fabric as to minimize our environmental footprint, and instead of creating thousands of garments at a time, we sew a limited number of pieces, numbering every dress we make.
It is no coincidence that CHRISTY DAWN’s way of doing business closely resembles that of a dressmaker living in Placerville, CA a hundred years ago. It’s my intention to create vintage inspired pieces that speak of quality and craftsmanship. I hope you enjoying wearing the dresses as much as I’ve enjoyed creating them.