Palm Beach Daily/The Shiny Sheet: “Designer Amanda Bond to bring exclusive pieces to Palm Beach”
Amanda Bond Codding is an island girl at heart and she carries a beach vibe into her clothing brand, Amanda Bond.
In Oahu, Hawaii, Bond Codding worked in a shop selling vintage pieces from the 1930s and 1950s. There she became inspired by the colors, patterns and silhouettes in clothing. From then, she moved back to Los Angeles where she studied at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise, learned about fabrics while working with Richard Tyler and learned about vintage designs with a feminine touch from Jovovich-Hawk.
But it was after working with designer Kelly Wearstler that she decided it was either now or never to begin her company, which was launched in 2015. Bond Codding was experimenting with marble patterns on various mediums when she fell in love with its effect on clothing.
“I love how perfectly messy it looks,” Bond Codding said.
Even though the process can be laborious and time-consuming, the first Amanda Bond collection was made entirely of marble patterns. Since then, the brand has stayed true to its signature print while evolving by creating different textures with mediums such as cardboard and leaves.
Each piece begins as a cotton, linen or silk blank canvas colored-dyed by hand, which is one of the designer’s fortes. She describes the fabric as breathable and perfect for the island life inspired by the chic women of the 1930s vacationing in seaside retreats.
Amanda Bond has been available at the Collective in Royal Poinciana Plaza since March, but on Friday the designer will be making a personal appearance at the store and bringing exclusive pieces with her.
These pieces are part of the Spring/Summer 2018 collection, which is not sold in stores since it’s not created in large quantities.