style file, hutson

Designer update
Charming, Thy Name Is Hutson

Photo: Nicola Kast

Last week we reported on husband-and-wife team Swaim and Christina Hutson’s decision to cancel their runway show (their lines Obedient Sons and Daughters shuttered early this year, for those of you who don’t have your economic-crisis scorecards handy) and, in lieu of any runway outing, officially announce the name of their new clothing venture with a limited-edition engraved key. Not your normal business proposal, but we were definitely intrigued. editors received their keys this evening, and the duo’s name for its latest collaboration—Hutson—is about as basic as gets. Sure, something out-there or enigmatic might have piqued our interest a bit more, but classics are what the Hutsons do best, so it seems fitting they chose such an unfussy moniker. It’s still unclear what the key goes to—maybe we’ll find out at our appointment to preview their debut collection early next week. Would a closet full of brand-new Hutson duds be too much to ask for?
—Alison Baenen