Newport Beach, Calif. (December 2015) – 8telier just opened its first California boutique in Newport Beach. The name is a simple combination of the number 8 and the French word, atelier, meaning artist workshop. In numerology, 8 symbolizes self-confidence. From the design approach, Jean Glover curates and designs timeless apparel for confident women with modern aesthetics.
8telier’s Spring 2016 collection has a modern feel with an affinity for unconventional designs and silhouettes.
“The designs are minimal, with an edgy feel but always keeping in tune with the female body,” said Glover, who opened her first boutique in Seattle. “The fabrics are luxurious and the garment construction is top designer quality.”
Many of the tops have intriguing drape details. Outerwear pieces, like 8telier’s coated jacket, are edgy and architectural with decisive bold lines. The spring collection will also offer elevated, essential pieces that are a must for layering, such as skirted leggings with side zippers and drape knit tops that wear like a tee but look sophisticated.
8telier will be located at 924 Avocado Avenue in Newport Beach, CA.
About Jean Glover and business partner Craig Glover
Jean’s design approach is guided by her architectural training (a B.A. from the University of Washington), instilling the guiding principal that design follows function. She also received a degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) in Manhattan, as did Craig, who majored in Fashion Buying and Merchandising. After working for fashion companies that took her to Paris, Germany, Hong Kong and Sao Paulo, Jean worked for a large trading company as a Design Director where she oversaw the private label division for retailers that included Saks and Neiman Marcus. Jean and Craig have been in the fashion industry for almost 20 years, most of it in New York City. Now they split their time between New York and the West Coast.
8telier isn’t about the trends. Jean’s designs are predicated in her architectural training; ‘form follows function.’ Her designs suggest quite luxury and always focus on wearer’s function and comfort in mind. 8telier clothes can function day to night, workdays to weekends. 8telier collection primarily uses innovative technical fabrics from Japan and Europe. The garments are designed and constructed so that even the jackets are machine washable. The versatile and modern designs are with design savvy women in mind. All the styles have strong dispositions for international, modern and innovative looks.
8telier is about modern and timeless designs. Each piece is thoughtfully designed so it’s understandable and intriguing. When you see it, wear it, you understand it.
About Irvine Company Retail Properties
With three distinguished shopping centers including Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center and The Market Place, Irvine Company Retail Properties also includes 36 neighborhood and community centers with a diverse mix of stores and restaurants. Irvine Company Retail Properties has recently welcomed several exclusive retailers to its portfolio, including Sushi Roku, TAPS Fish House & Brewery, Mendocino Farms, Nespresso, Urban Decay, Nike Women’s, TravisMathew, Bonobos Guideshop, SoulCycle, Babette’s and more. For more information, please visit ShopIrvineCompany.com.