Gypset's Julia Chaplin

Journalist, author, designer, and avid adventurer, Julia Chaplin coined the term ?Gypset? to describe the high- flying, low- key lifestyle shared by her friends. After documenting this freewheeling bohemian lifestyle in a book series (Gypset Style, Gypset Travel, Gypset Living), she created the Gypset collection. Check out the story behind this ultra-cool label and shop Julia?s latest Gypset collection.

Journalist, author, designer, and avid adventurer, Julia Chaplin coined the term ?Gypset? to describe the high- flying, low- key lifestyle shared by her friends. After documenting this freewheeling bohemian lifestyle in a book series (Gypset Style, Gypset Travel, Gypset Living), she created the Gypset collection. Check out the story behind this ultra-cool label and shop Julia?s latest Gypset collection.

How would you describe Gypset?

Its the wanderlust of a gypsy mixed with the sophistication of jet-set.

What inspired you to venture into the realm of design and start your own collection?When I travelled to a gypset enclave, I was always looking for something to wear. Casual pieces that work for all occasions (for small suitcases) and that weren't too designer-looking, yet embody a mash of references. When you travel, first impressions are important as everyone is a stranger-- so it?s fun to wear clothes that tell a little a bit of a story about who you are (cool!) and where you came from (everywhere!).

What is on the Gypset moodboard? 

Dashikis, A Star is Born, "10",1970?s, Mexico, the desert.

 

 

What are five things you cannot leave home without when you are off exploring the world?

  1. A sarong

     

  2. A Tooschi bikini

     

  3. A beat up pair of Havianas I bought in Rio seven years ago

     

  4. A Burton snowboard bag with big wheels for pulling over sand and gravel

     

  5. A pashmina that I use as a sweater, blanket, and robe

     

 

All images courtesy of Julia Chaplin.

 

Shop Julia?s latest Gypset collection.