Wandering with Baja East

By
Photography Justice Apple

Published September 14, 2015

PHOTOS: JUSTICE APPLE.

One thing that’s easy to take for granted about Baja East is that designers Scott Studenberg and John Targon will continue to deliver the kind of luxurious, leisure-bent clothes that are perfectly okay to bum around in. The label’s Spring/Summer ’16 collection took their pansexual take on Southern Californian surf rat and stoner-wear onto a higher plane of elegant global nomadism, beginning with an electric palette of brightly saturated red, crisp white, teal, and painterly tie-dye prints. Much attention was also given to refining drapey sportswear into roomy trousers, fluid caftans, and a louche take on the blazer, while knit drawstring pants, serapes, and overalls maintained the LVMH prize nominees and CFDA Vogue/Fashion Fund finalists’ signature earthy-cool vibe.