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Welcome to Shops Illustrated, a new Racked feature in which artist Jennifer Hoyden sketches New York City stores. For each entry, she'll draw a street view, an interior look, and some items currently hanging on the racks.
Sveta Dresher's Greenpoint shop Pip-Squeak Chapeau is a temple dedicated comfortable, feminine style. She produces small batches of her favorites every season, introducing a few new shapes or colors along the way. The clothing follows a gentle, warm palette of whites, taupes, and charcoals. Hemlines and colors are not dictated by a fashion authority. Everything is created locally (made in Brooklyn!), with natural materials like silk, cotton, linen and wool.
The collection hangs amid industrial racks and antiques, accented by delicate still-life displays. The environment reflects the clothing's balance of fragility and strength: Linen smock dresses sit alongside air-light swishy cotton skirts and gauzy silk pieces, which layer to opaque perfection.
Luckily for Pip-Squeak's loyal following, if Greenpoint isn't on the agenda for the day, there is another location on the Lower East Side at 55 Clinton Street.
· All Shops Illustrated posts [Racked NY]
· Pip-Squeak Chapeau [Official Site]