Our current Cotton Canvas material is being discontinued as we prepare to release a new, 100% recycled Cotton Canvas this spring. Learn more about this discontinuation and our new Cotton Canvas here.
As a farewell surprise, we’ve created our three belt styles—Asawa, Greta, and Serpentine—in our current Cotton Canvas for those of you who want to complete your current Cotton Canvas outerwear pieces with a matching belt. These belts will be available for the duration of the Cotton Canvas discontinuation until March 1 or until we run out of fabric, whichever comes first. Because they are limited edition, please note we are unable to offer discounts on canvas belts.
Named after Japanese-American sculptor Ruth Asawa, this tie belt draws inspiration from elements of the traditional obi, but also brings in elements of traditional menswear and art deco wraps and sashes. Asawa's work suggests the infinite curvature of the human form, transformation of shape, and manipulation of volume. Use this piece to metamorphose our most oversized, fluid garments into new and transformative shapes. Subtle curves or dramatic cinching add endless options to your wardrobe. Widest at the center, this belt tapers gently towards the ends. Wrap it around your waist twice, knotting or tying it into a bow in the front or off to the side for a more asymmetrical look. Or go a different direction, and wear it like a cummerbund knotted in the back with romantic, trailing ends. It's a statement piece that feels immediately secure and substantial on the body. And after a gloriously indulgent meal, all you have to do is loosen the knot a bit—no need to feel restricted.
My favorite way to wear this belt is in monochromatic outfits with a matching jacket or dress, but contrast is also eye-catching. Use this canvas version to close open-front jackets or to cinch in a sweater dress at the waist.
Love the idea of belting your ES? Check out the Asawa in other fabrics and colors, as well as our other accessories here!