This second generation Long Sleeve Louise Funnel Neck is roomier in the sleeve and the armhole has been dropped 3/4" from the first generation.
I first experimented with this style in the Fall of 2014 making a relaxed Louise in a soft wool melton. This time, it's back in a slimmer fitting, more practical fabric that works with the silhouette beautifully. Inspired by the continuous, rounded forms of Louise Bourgeois sculptures Cumul 1 and Clamart and Eva Hesse's Repetition Nineteen III, the funnel neck is a seamless extension of the body. The lack of a seam at the neck is a simple difference that gives the top a distinctive, modern, architectural look.
Slim, long sleeves are made for layering underneath your favorite jackets, sweaters, and tops. When I design a piece like the Harper or Clyde Jacket, this is what I picture going beneath it. I also love this snugger fitting top with fuller trousers like the Andy and Florence, and it really shines underneath jumpsuits and dresses for the art-school look.
Organic, bias cut rolled edges trim all of the openings - a finish that honors the nature of the material and gels perfectly with the story behind the garment. This trim doesn't interfere with or contradict the nature of the fabric - it feels more like an extension of the way the material wants to behave naturally.
The Long Sleeve Louise Funnel Neck also comes in Natural, Ochre, and Plum.
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