Jessica Wilpon Kamel received both a BFA in painting and a BA in Art History and Archeology from Washington University in St. Louis, before pursuing a Masters degree in Interior Architecture from Pratt Institute. She is the co-founder of Edition01, which sells limited edition collections from the world’s most sought-after designers. As Edition01′s creative direction, she also oversees the company’s entire creative department and visual branding, including creating the look and feel of the website, packaging and conceptual direction for the design team.
What’s hot right now?
I’ve always loved the combination of masculine tailoring with feminine touches, and this fall it seems I’m not alone. Coco Chanel was the originator of the ultra-androgynous la garçonne look, which is equal parts elegance, sophistication and boyish charm. This look always works for me. I find myself constantly looking to Emmanuelle Alt. Her edgy personal style always feels current and never feels trendy.
What do you think the most coveted fashion item will be this fall?
I’m definitely investing in a few pairs of loafers. I love the Alexander Wang Lizard Oxford, and last fall I practically lived in black Repetto lace-ups. I also think you can’t go wrong with a Rick Owens leather jacket and a tailored blazer. My favorite blazers are from Stella McCartney and Balmain.
What are your favorite websites for inspiration?
I have an extremely extensive selection of blogs I follow that range from interior design to architecture, fashion and travel. I get a ton of ideas and inspiration from images. jjjound is a site I can get lost in for hours! Here are a few I’ve been obsessed with lately: Hush Magazine, Inventory Magazine, Tenue de Nimes, Citizen Couture, The Wonderlust Journal, Portable.tv, Lace & Tea, Closet Visit.