Man, Greenpoint kids are the coolest. First they get Flying Squirrel, then the place with that giant Gummi Bear chandelier, and now this: a children’s clothier specializing in “creative couture for the every day artist and adventurer” (#littlehipsters) is coming to the quiet nook where Achilles Heel was the only sign of life.
Until now, designer Katherine Edmonds (once an art assistant to Andy Warhol’s former partner Fred Hughes and a design assistant in knitwear at Ralph Lauren) has been selling her Wovenplay line online and at shops like Yoya, Sweet William, Acorn, and Estella. Next week, she’ll be producing and (during the weekends) selling items out of a spacious studio on West Street.
When the “concept boutique” opens April 26, you’ll be able to browse racks of clothes that offer creative, daily-wear versions of the costumes you’d normally find on cowboys and cowgirls, knights, ballerinas, pirates ($16 wooden sword sold separately), and just plain hep cats: there are corduroys with faux shark teeth, deerskin vests with silkscreened tigers on them, and for the young Pablo Picasso, the requisite black-and-white striped shirt.
To lure would-be Brooklyn Flea shoppers up to the northernmost reaches of Greenpoint, the Wovenplay will offer exclusive limited-edition samples and unique pieces at a discount. And in June, it’ll debut a line of hand-printed, vintage-inspired adult tees and women’s swimwear. Also for adults: coffee and the occasional cocktail hour featuring bevies from Achilles Heel.
Wovenplay, 190 West Street, bet. Freeman and Green Sts.; open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.