Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Designer Spot Light: Martinez/Peele

We at Clothes Hound distinguish ourselves from the other boutiques by carrying local designers right here from Raleigh!  One of those designers is MATINEZ/PEELE!

MARTINEZ/PEELE is the collaboration between local designers Kristen Martinez & Adam Peele. The synergy between these two designers has launched a new and unique style of garment fabrication that delivers a custom, bold, and energetic look which parallels the designers’ personalities.

                                                       Currently in Store at Clothes Hound!

The finished product takes on a life of it’s own. Stemming from their talents, blank sheets of fabric are batik-dyed into individual pieces of art. Plain white canvases bloom into bright colors and gradating hues. Vivid illustrations are then embedded with water-based paints, which are screen-printed and treated in their studio. The garments' designs are hand sewn in direct correlation to the sketches and line plans created by the dynamic duo.

                                        Owner Bryce wearing one of Martinez/Peele orignals!
Their collections and prints stem from various inspirations. Both designers have intricate backgrounds in graphic art and fashion. Martinez & Peele developed a style they like to call functional fashion, making the perfect blend, a high-end fashion piece that you can actually wear.

                                                   Both dresses available at Clothes Hound!
The pair also graduated from NC State University. Sharing the Raleigh zip code Kristen Martinez and Adam Peele’s creations can be found in the studio at 400 Capital Blvd, shopped via Etsy.com and locally showcased by ClothesHound Boutique in Brennan Station.

A dress and separate tie on skirt available at Clothes Hound!

The 5 way dress can be purchased

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