Collection Spotlight: Jonathan Simkhai x Carbon 38

Carbon38 has partnered with Jonathan Simkhai for a second active fashion collection.  Simkhai, a designer who has always created clothing for women who want unique designs that excel in functionality, is able to best showcase this aesthetic with his Carbon38 collection, continuing this philosophy and creating designs that are both feminine and empowering.

The collection includes both performance and active-fashion pieces.    It boasts reimagined, reconstructed corsets that are freeing rather than restrictive, with lacing extending all the way up a legging leg or down the front of a sports bra, flounced sleeves as accents to a traditional athletic hoodie, and flared draw string pants.

Collection colors range from black, grey, and white to nude and navy.  Pieces are primarily solid-colored apart from adornments and panels to add depth and contrast.   What is most remarkable is the design detail – Simkhai has perfectly juxtaposed fashion-forward flare with Victorian style.     This collection is exactly what Catherine de Medici would wear, were she a modern-day It Girl heading to Pilates then brunch.

About the Author

Sarah Berner is a fashion industry advisor, investor, and business leader. She is particularly passionate about brands that empower women and fashion for the woman on the go, given her non-stop schedule that traverses the many disparate dress codes of Manhattan and beyond. While she spends an inordinate amount of time in Gucci slides, her favorite accessory is Luddie her 5-lbs Chihuahua. You can follow her on Instagram @saraheberner.