A Linden Hills clothing designer recently launched the fall line for Cocoon, a year-old company carried at Showroom on Lake Street.
Elizabeth Geisler is enjoying her new spot at Showroom, which is a shared storefront for designers and artists. (Thanks to the shop’s office space, she’s no longer rolling racks of clothes into coffee shops for meetings.) Geisler mainly sells to local customers, though she says New Yorkers stop her on the street to see what she’s wearing.
Cocoon’s style is inspired by Geisler’s grandmother, who worked as a model and fashion show organizer.
“She gave me all her vintage dresses and hats,” Geisler said. “I think about the Old World way of dressing: very put-together, fully accessorized, really classic lines.”
Geisler’s favorite new piece is the “High Street Swing Cape,” which she started designing two years ago. She said it’s easy to throw on, it’s cashmere, and the pockets are so large there is no need to carry a purse.
“It’s so chic to wear a cape, it’s one of the big trends this season,” she said.
For more information, visit Geisler’s website.