Blluemade patches a hole in the clothing market

Lilly Lampe and Alex Robins’s line of versatile linen garments is produced here in Atlanta
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Lilly Lampe of Blluemade

Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore

When art critic Lilly Lampe went searching for lightweight, wrinkle-free linen clothing for a trip to Southeast Asia last summer, she came up empty-handed. A hobbyist sewer, she decided to stitch up a few garments of her own. Compliments from friends in the fashion industry made her realize she’d found a hole in the market, so Lampe and her husband, Alex Robins, created Blluemade, a line of versatile linen garments produced here by fashion incubator Factory Girls. “We’re both very interested in contemporary art, and we [brought] a strong eye for color and design,” she says. Their initial six-piece collection of women’s dresses, separates, and a jumpsuit landed in March (men’s shirts roll out this month), all made with ultra-soft linen sourced from a 150-year-old, family-run company in Belgium. The best part? Fine linen only gets better with wear.

More linen love

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Shorts: Caroline C. Kilgore. All others courtesy of their companies.

Shorts: Caroline C. Kilgore. All others courtesy of their companies.

Clockwise from left

  1. Rebecca Taylor dress, $295, Phipps Plaza, rebeccataylor.com
  2. Ann Taylor moto jacket, $169, multiple locations, anntaylor.com
  3. Charlotte Olympia flats, $575, charlotte­olympia.com
  4. Escada Sport shorts, $250, Lenox Square, escada.com
  5. Ann Mashburn dress, $295, Westside Provisions District, annmashburn.com

This article originally appeared in our June 2016 issue.