UNIFORM | Jesse Kamm
Jesse Kamm. A name that has become synonymous with high-end artisanal fashion. Since 2005, Kamm has been creating modern classics that are not only durable in material, but durable in style. The Jesse Kamm cult following reads like a who's who of cool Eastside L.A. women, including photographer Hilary Walsh who modeled for the Spring 2013 collection lookbook below.
What's so great about Jesse Kamm is that she flat out doesn't want to be a big label. And it's not political or a desire to be super indie, she simply just wants to live a balanced life. As professional success is so often attributed by personal sacrifice these days, Kamm's philosophy is more than a refreshing outlook. Indeed, Kamm and her husband and son spend their summers in Panama surfing and living in a house they built with their own hands.
Her common-sense yet unconventional philosophies also apply to fashion. Kamm says, "Vogue girls wouldn't get [my clothes] because my designs don't follow trends." Kamm believes the Jesse Kamm girl to be fiercely independent and uninterested by the fashion circus. I personally love how there's consistency with Jesse Kamm from season to season, shapes and materials repeat, collections aren't wildly different every six months. There's something so honest and genuine about her designs, you can tell she's only designing what she truly wants to wear.
Jesse Kamm's clothing consists of high-end materials with the idea that these "uniforms" can be worn non-stop: from a business meeting to a nice dinner to late evening lounging. "It's all about physical comfort and ease," Kamm says. But somehow JK makes that look so damn chic too.
And as if Jesse Kamm's surfing and house-building wasn't enough tomboy style, one of her most prized possessions is an old binocular case. Find Jesse Kamm clothing and accessories at one of these fine retailers.
P.S. A few years ago Jesse was Q+A'd on Tomboy Style too!