Photo Courtesy of C/FANIt seems as if the term “statement piece” has lost its luster over the past few years. With so many designers out there, many of us (myself included) have become seriously misguided, and it is now increasingly more difficult to determine what truly constitutes as a statement item. That being said, just one look at the vibrant and expressive luxury accessories from up-and-coming design brand, C/FAN, will undoubtedly steer you in the right direction – that being of creative and vivacious statement pieces.
Designer Christina Fan graduated with honors from Northwestern University in 2006, and afterwards, with a full scholarship to law school hanging over her head, she decided to take a risk and follow her passion and pursue her love for art and design. After time spent traveling across Europe and Asia, Fan ultimately chose Chicago to settle down and decided to use it as a base for her brand C/FAN. Since then Fan has been recognized as a “Chicago favorite since 2008” and “rising star” with Refinery29 and Michigan Avenue Magazine. Most recently, Chicago Magazine named the talented designer as its trendsetter for May 2012.
Best known for her signature silk prints inspired by art, history and contemporary culture, Fan has created prints from her own personal artwork, photography and even a collaboration with internationally acclaimed artist Fan Chiu Yu. The Fall/Winter 2012 ready-to-wear collection contains an array of accessories sure to please any fashionista. Some highlights include a gorgeous slouchy beanie that has been hand-knit from rabbit fur (perfect for the cold months ahead) and a rabbit fur hand muff with a discreet shoulder strap and hidden pocket.
This label has garnered itself an elite following of fans that have a deep appreciation for beautiful fabrics combined with precise and refined tailoring. Prices for the C/FAN accessories range from $48 to $168.