The Malinda Gown: David Peck Collection AW12

The second in my series about David Peck‘s autumn winter collection for 2012 (read part one here) is this beautiful white lace Malinda Gown made from heavy crepe / organza.  The sheer panel at the bottom of the dress is rather unique and quite stunning to wear, a little flirty too because of where the skirt section begins.

In his collection of gowns and separates made from certified organic, fair trade and natural fabrics, Peck has created some beautiful styles rich in colour and texture.  A selection of my favourites from fall winter 2012 is below; also check out the Miles Dress, in printed silk organza with ‘see saw’ style skirt.

I’m a huge fan of David’s because he is committed to sustainable fashion and passionate about being socially responsible as a business and a brand.  Each season he partners with a charity to promote and bring awareness of their cause – for fall / winter 12 Peck is working with Covenant House in Texas, an organization offering shelter and services to homeless and at risk youth under the age of 21.  You can read more about David’s work with Covenant House here.

Thank you to Steve Wampler and Alex Suarez for these photos.
You can view fall 2012 from David Peck here.  Click here to shop online.

Fall Prints: David Peck Collection

Earlier in the year I interviewed David Peck for Lookbooks about his CrOp collection. Standing for ‘creative opportunities’, CrOp is produced in Houston, Texas with a focus on sustainability and social responsibility. David uses low impact printing methods and organic, fair trade and natural fibers for designs that feature his signature bold prints and vibrant hues.

The inspiration behind fall 2012 began with a visit to NYC’s Tenement Museum, which got David thinking about his own rich family history: connections, travel, memories, evolution and change.  Peck used each of the themes for the prints in the collection to tell a story: harbor, lace, autumn leaves and geography.  For information and the ideas behind each theme click on the image below:

This Estelle dress in navy/geography print is one of my favourites from Peck’s current line.  The abstract print reminiscent of clouds, land and sea from above was inspired by David’s travels over the sea to and from Paris.  I love the length of the dress and the centre stripe that draws you in – it is a delight to wear.

You can view the whole collection on Peck’s website – I will be featuring another of Davids designs, along with photos of my other fall favourites over the next few weeks.

Each season David Peck partners with a charity to promote and bring awareness of their cause.  For fall / winter 12 Peck is working with Covenant House in Texas, an organization offering shelter and services to homeless and at risk youth under the age of 21.  You can read more about David’s work with Covenant House here.

Wearing: Estelle Dress, David Peck Collection.  Clutch from my friend Nicole Rosano.
Photography: Steve Wampler and Alex Suarez, shot on location at The Castle in Austin, Texas.