Meet Megan Huntz
by Karis Dodd
Karis here, Viscera's sales associate! Today I'm talking about a really cool brand and designer who I had the joy of meeting last year. I remember when Ari and I first met Megan (pronounced Mee-gan) and saw her collection. We were in New York in September for market week, wandering between the smaller shows in the meatpacking district. Megan was at the man/woman show in a lovely brick warehouse full of natural light. Her collection caught our eye due to her minimal use of color and interesting silhouettes. Of course our biggest fear when we see a cool designer is "what if they're not made in the USA?", so this was one of the first things we asked Megan. We quickly learned that she too is passionate about ethical clothing production, and she designs and makes all of her pieces in her home of Atlanta, Georgia.
Megan actually has a background in industrial design as well as fine arts. She studied at the Domus Academy of Design in Milan and worked for a number of Italian fashion houses before returning to Atlanta to start her own collection. She explores fashion in a "non-traditional" way, blending her many artistic backgrounds together to create something new and special.
Walking through the collection, we saw lots of beautiful natural fabrics from raw silk to linen. We wanted to choose just a few extra special pieces that would really fit into the store while showcasing the beautiful design work Megan does, so we decided on two dresses and one beautiful and versatile overcoat.
First, we chose the Janet Dress. We loved the way that the top layer of fabric was a little sheer, leaving room for your skin to peek through at the wrists and knees. The white color and light fabric makes it the perfect dress for spring, and it can easily be worn for any occasion. Dress it up with heels for a classy party or throw on boots and a jacket for a chill spring stroll. Either way, this is a classic piece that's sure to stand the test of time.
We were also instantly drawn to the Yoonhwa Dress. The silk fabric feels incredibly soft and drapes beautifully over the body. While we love a good black dress, we actually chose to carry this style in a lovely muted blue color. Megan incorporated some beautiful colors into her spring collection - from blues and yellows to a bright cherry red. We wanted to showcase her thoughtful fabric selection, and this blue silk seemed like the right way to do it. While we don't have product photography with this design in the blue color, the next photo features a different dress made with the same colored fabric. Plus, the best way to get an idea for these beautiful pieces is to come into the store and touch and try them on for yourself!
Finally, there was something very classic and tomboy-ish about Megan's handful of outerwear styles. We knew we had to bring the Ms. Rosalee Duster into the store because it's just the perfect spring outerwear piece. This lovely duster can be worn over just about anything! Wear it over a loose dress and heels to toughen up a more feminine look or pair it with slacks, a button down, and oxfords for a total borrowed-from-the-boys ensemble.
Megan's pieces are truly timeless and made from fabrics that will make you feel comfortable and classy every time you wear them. Come into the store to try on one of these lovely styles, and feel free to ask Ari or I if you have any more questions about Megan and her work!