Language of the Birds Rolls Out New Silk and Linen Designs

These contemporary styles are seriously newsworthy.


Stop the presses. Seriously, just stop them. It’s election year and the news has been running itself into the ground with political hijinks. Slam her, slander him, stop this, screw that. Can we take a break from the hard copy for a sec?

Instead, we’re looking at something that’s much more fit to print, namely the patterns and cuts in Language of the Birds’ new Spring/Summer 2016 collection, which will be arriving in April. We fell in love with designer Tsia Carson’s couture collaboration with artist Gina Gregoria last year, when she merged ultra-modern silhouettes with statement textile designs that brought her urban, New York aesthetic to a Hawai‘i-appropriate resortwear collection.

This year, Carson and Gregoria stayed true to the brand’s print-driven look, with a look-at-me range of styles that explores the art of pattern-making from start to finish. They experimented with analog ways of producing strokes, such as paint brush and silkscreen, then translated close-ups into punky products with an almost-digital feel. Our faves? We’re going into a media frenzy for the rustic, earthy Tiger Tiger pattern, a bold orange abstract based off of a Victorian-era poster of a tiger, and ‘Ālewa, a salmon-and-yellow print of buildings named after a Honolulu neighborhood.

More big news is the addition of luxe linen and silk to the lineup, continuing the eco-obsessed brand’s focus on natural fibers. Bonus points: Ultralight fabrics and textures, combined with loose cuts, easy sheaths and roomy tunics, are perfect for summer and will keep you cool even when it’s sweltering out.

This is one story we really want to scoop up.

$150–$410, available now for preorder at Order now to receive by April 1.