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Style Q&A: Emily Daws

July 2018
Style Q&A: Emily Daws

The designer who founded Suite 33 textiles, inspired by the Lowcountry and made in the Carolinas, announces two new brands—and shares her home and wardrobe picks

PHOTO:  A custom quilt and shams in “Magnolia” and “Cobblestone”; the “Ravenel” cosmetic case ($48)

Q What’s new for your company?
A
On July 15, I’m relaunching my textile collection­ under the brand Emily Daws Textiles. Our product line will expand as Suite 33 by Emily Daws and will feature made-to-order home decor and accessories in our fabrics.

Q Go-to garment for beating the heat?
A
Shift dresses; bonus points for pockets. In my studio, I like to be comfortable while looking put-together. Anthropologie’s “Roches Midi Dress” (above) is a perfect compromise.

 

Q What’s a home goods line you’re crazy about?
A
I love the aesthetic and inventiveness of Mirth Studio—a Charleston-based company creating colorful, patterned hardwood tiles (above).

Q Tell us about the special accessories you wore for your May wedding.
A
My friend Ashley Reid Martin—owner and designer of Goldbug on Sullivan’s Island—reinvented my mother’s pearl earrings into a custom design and also crafted a pearl charm using my grandmother’s necklace.

Q You made your own wedding dress; where did you start?
A
Because of my background as a dress designer, I knew that sourcing the right fabric would be vital. Luckily, after a very last-minute mishap, I was able to find a beautiful off-white silk crepe that inspired the final flowing silhouette.

Q What are you coveting for your summer closet?
A
Any and all of the maillots from the 2018 Marysia Swim collection, but specifically, the “Harbour Island” (above)

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Photographs by (Daws) Gray Benko, (textiles & earrings) Emily Daws, & (cosmetic case) Margaret Wright & courtesy of (tiles) Mirth Studio, (bathing suit) Marysia Swim, & (dress) Anthropologie