Join us in welcoming Daniel Torjman, Founder of 18 Waits at AB Fits!
Thursday, April 5th
5pm – 9pm
Daniel will be visiting from chilly Ontario, Canada to promote the Sunshine|Moonlight Collection
Preview his adorable children's line Hopper Hunter and special order select pieces
We'll have snacks to curb your appetite & libations to whet your whistle
THE 18 WAITS STORY
18 Waits is a common ground for like-minded individuals. It is a lifestyle as opposed to simply a brand or fashion label. It’s a way of life inspired by a joie de vivre and an appreciation of the finer things in life like an old pair of leather boots or a child’s painting. 18 Waits has an old European mentality which, at the same time, takes inspiration in nature and the natural flow of the earth. It is a lifestyle which adheres just as much to Parisian cafés as it does to old English pubs, 1920s New York speakeasies, wood cabins by the lake, old upright pianos, poetry, literature, and 1970s rock and roll music.
The clothes are built well from the finest fabrics appropriate for each item within the collection. There is virtually no detail overlooked and thoughtfully addressed. These items are meant to be worn well, enjoyed, loved, and destroyed.
Founder and Creative Director, Daniel Torjman, cut his teeth first at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology and then as a production manager for Rogan where he helped open the flagship store in Tribeca. Returning to Canada, Daniel turned his attentions to conceptualizing and launching 18 Waits. 18 Waits emphasizes quality in its materials and craftsmanship with a lineup of products made by artisans and manufacturers in Canada and the United States. He enjoys Rock & Roll music, traveling and adventures in the great outdoors with his wife Julia, son Hopper Hunter and their husky Alice Cooper.
SPRING 18 INSPIRATION: SUNSHINE | MOONLIGHT
For the Spring/Summer 2018 collection – Sunshine | Moonlight – 18 Waits is digging deeper into the desert landscape of the American southwest. They are particularly interested in the relationship between light and dark, sunshine and moonlight, and how they respectively create bright starkness or dark shadows, depending on the time of day or night. The light of the desert – or lack thereof – creates such great imagery and varies dramatically between dusk, dawn, high noon, and twilight.
This season, they were inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe - one of the most significant and trailblazing American modernist artists of the twentieth century. Her profound landscapes, mountain ranges, and images of bones against the stark desert skies are the iconic images that influenced us for this collection. They found inspiration in the light and mood of her paintings, as well as the spirit of the of the New Mexican terrain.
O’Keefe’s use of light provoked the idea to explore the relationship between light and dark; sunshine and moonlight. The lightness, darkness, starkness and shadows of a desert vista informs the color story and pattern choices for this collection to wear during the day and at night, in the city and out in the wilds.
‘I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way... things I had no words for.’ - Georgia O’Keefe