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?
All images courtesy of Julia Chaplin.
Shop Julia?s latest Gypset collection.
July 13, 2012
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