A Late Spring-Summer Bode Lookbook


As men’s fashion’s appetite for craft continues to grow under streetwear’s ubiquitous shadow, Emily Bode’s namesake brand, Bode, has found itself time and time again in the limelight of both men’s and women’s fashion.


And for good reason! Emily Bode comes from a family of antique and heirloom collectors and it seems she has every intention of keeping up that trend. Bode hunts down antique quilts, curtains, tablecloths, potato-sacks, and just about every other old, unique fabric and scraps you can imagine herself in order to create the garments that make up her incredibly unique brand, even going as far as donning a hazmat suit to dig through trailers of old military uniforms and blankets that had been otherwise untouched since the 1950’s. This craftsmanship and use of antique, inimitable fabrics causes celebrities, insiders and buyers alike to stop Emily hoping to reserve pieces immediately after her presentations, six months before the garments would end up on shelves, without fail.



As you can imagine, Emily faces constant limitations growing her brand, requiring a constant supply of these rare fabrics. Fabrics that can often arrive in dilapidated state rendering them unusable. To combat this, Bode works a special woman-owned and operated quilting factory in India to mend some of the more damaged pieces whilst holding true to the fabric or quilt’s original construction. It’s because of these careful processes Emily often considers herself a rescuer of textile history rather than a reinterpreter, which may also be why GQ Style say’s Bode’s collections “…feel more like treasures to be collected than mere clothes to be bought.“


Yo-Yo Quilt Coverlet Shirt

The Yo-Yo Quilt Coverlet shirt is inspired by a red and white American yo-yo quilt circa 1930s. The "Yo-Yos" are tiny circles of fabric slightly larger than a coin gathered into small rosettes and sewn together. This unique style was a very popular way of quilt making in America from the 1920s-1940s, allowing women to work on their craft throughout the day without carrying around bulks of fabric. This reproduction is made in India and is made to be worn both by itself and as a unique layering piece.


Fruit Branch Bowling Shirt

The Fruit Branch Bowling Shirt is inspired by a 1940s eastern European summer tablecloth, recreated in a linen/cotton blend in India by a woman-owned and operated factory. Royal blue embroideries of fruits are bordered by crochet trim detailing to create a lightweight, summery shirt.


One-Of-A-Kind Chenille Shirts

Bode uses a very special and incredibly soft Chenille linen to create these One-Of-A-Kind Chenille Shirts, which are hand-made and embroidered in Bode's New-York-based studio. These 2 items, which were featured in their Spring/Summer '20 runway presentation, draw from Americana and American rodeo culture to create embroidered artworks that are unique to each, individual garment.


One-Of-A-Kind Feedsack Suede Rugby Shorts

These one-of-a-kind rugby shorts are each unique, being constructed from re-purposed antique feedsacks, featuring suede trim throughout with an elastic waist band and drawstring. Their high inseam and loose fit ensure's a cool, breezy afternoon in style no matter how much the sun may be baking our sweet, sweet planet.


Yo-Yo Quilt Coverlet Shirt

The Yo-Yo Quilt Coverlet shirt is inspired by a red and white American yo-yo quilt circa 1930s. The "Yo-Yos" are tiny circles of fabric slightly larger than a coin gathered into small rosettes and sewn together. This unique style was a very popular way of quilt making in America from the 1920s-1940s, allowing women to work on their craft throughout the day without carrying around bulks of fabric. This reproduction is made in India and is made to be worn both by itself and as a unique layering piece.


Fruit Branch Bowling Shirt

The Fruit Branch Bowling Shirt is inspired by a 1940s eastern European summer tablecloth, recreated in a linen/cotton blend in India by a woman-owned and operated factory. Royal blue embroideries of fruits are bordered by crochet trim detailing to create a lightweight, summery shirt.


One-Of-A-Kind Chenille Shirts

Bode uses a very special and incredibly soft Chenille linen to create these One-Of-A-Kind Chenille Shirts, which are hand-made and embroidered in Bode's New-York-based studio. These 2 items, which were featured in their Spring/Summer '20 runway presentation, draw from Americana and American rodeo culture to create embroidered artworks that are unique to each, individual garment.


One-Of-A-Kind Feedsack Suede Rugby Shorts

These one-of-a-kind rugby shorts are each unique, being constructed from re-purposed antique feedsacks, featuring suede trim throughout with an elastic waist band and drawstring. Their high inseam and loose fit ensure's a cool, breezy afternoon in style no matter how much the sun may be baking our sweet, sweet planet.



Words: Sandisz Thieme

Photography: Jonas Conn-Parent

Styling: Jonas Conn-Parent & Noah Schneiderman

Model: Noah Schneiderman & Anthony Jones





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