We love the fact that when Emily Adams Bode Aujla was an aspiring designer, women’s clothes were so easy for her to make that she wasn't inspired by them anymore, hence her huge success as a menswear designer for seven years. While Bode has never felt strictly for men, this has been the trajectory of the brand throughout its existence – masculine silhouettes crafted out of irregular, beautiful, exciting fabrics. Now, it would seem Bode is ready to return to the format that bored her so many years ago, in a very on brand way: she is debuting the brands first-ever womenswear line at Paris mens week this Saturday.
For those praying for some femme silhouettes to be part of Bode's vintage-feeling universe, consider yourselves heard, with Bode revealing that the womenswear line will remain in the current realm of Bode's DNA, only expanded to skirts, dresses, silk tops and iterations of lingerie. Our dreams of looking like Lorde at the 2021 Met Gala can finally become 50% realized!
The collection is reportedly largely inspired by the women in Bode’s family, especially her mother and her three sisters, who Bode refers to as her muses. In a small preview shared to the brand's Instagram, Gracie Abrams is pictured as the first to be styled for in the new pieces. In one image, Abrams wears a floor length cream muslin gown and a 1920s crepe paper hat from Bode's personal collection. Bode bride, anyone?
"Very happy to share my launch of womenswear this week in Paris, alongside my men’s collection. It’s been 7 years of making menswear and I’m so excited about this new part of our story. This collection, The Crane Estate, is an exploration of my mothers youth in the 1970s in Massachusetts." Bode wrote on Instagram.