On September 17, Willys Detroit held a Meet the Designer event with designers Nancy Gibson and Jenn Murray of the classic Americana brand Edith A. Miller. This American-made clothing line is a super laid-back collection comprised of casual tanks, striped crewneck t-shirts with contrast banding that trims the neckline, and cool-girl t-shirt dresses with different types of stripes in two different places on the dress. It’s a J. Crew lovers dream – as is the rest of Willys.
Nancy, a former Wall Street maven, and Jenn, a former designer rep at The News showroom in New York, ran into each other at a party in 2009 wearing the same vintage striped Robert P. Miller t-shirt. They immediately bonded, began to research Robert P. Miller and found that their favorite shirts were made at an old knitting mill in Pennsylvania. The two decided to start their own line and produce it in the same mill. Their t-shirts are vintage inspired, made of 100% American cotton and can be worn with anything.
Willys Detroit is located at 441 W. Canfield St. in Midtown Detroit near their sister store Shinola. For more information about this brand or any other brands at Willys Detroit, go to www.willydetroit.com.