We fingered the fruit as we traced up and down the rows of the hibernating crop, our mouths stained from too much of it's reward. Gluttons for the first moment of play after a long week of work up and down the west coast. Sharime Kay in ace&jig, the slubby woven plaid mirrored the rows of grapes at the Oregon Sokol Blosser vineyard. I half expected her, staring at me through the broken vines, to snag her sleeve, give me a mischievous smile and take off running into the Cascades with some Hospitality soundtrack playing as she blew through the trees. Perhaps it was the perfect 2009 Pinot Noir. Perhaps it was the way the dress seemed to fall into the place. Or was it the other way around?
"ace&jig is a textile love story. In 2009, we set out to create a seasonless women's collection from one fabrication: our own yarn-dye, woven fabric. We wanted to create timeless garments from our own textile designs, as interesting in texture as in color and pattern. Effortless clothing that could be worn in many ways, for many years.
ace&jig is based in Brooklyn, New York, and is composed of Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson, who met more than ten years ago as fashion design interns and instantly bonded over their shared loved of antique textiles. After Cary gave birth to daughter Alice and Jenna had her son James, they felt the time had come to collaborate again. Thus, ace&jig was born."