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Style Q&A: Emily Daws

Style Q&A: Emily Daws
July 2018

The designer who founded Suite 33 textiles, inspired by the Lowcountry and made in the Carolinas, announces two new brands—and shares her home and wardrobe picks

PHOTO:  A custom quilt and shams in “Magnolia” and “Cobblestone”; the “Ravenel” cosmetic case ($48)

Q What’s new for your company?
On July 15, I’m relaunching my textile collection­ under the brand Emily Daws Textiles. Our product line will expand as Suite 33 by Emily Daws and will feature made-to-order home decor and accessories in our fabrics.

Q Go-to garment for beating the heat?
Shift dresses; bonus points for pockets. In my studio, I like to be comfortable while looking put-together. Anthropologie’s “Roches Midi Dress” (above) is a perfect compromise.


Q What’s a home goods line you’re crazy about?
I love the aesthetic and inventiveness of Mirth Studio—a Charleston-based company creating colorful, patterned hardwood tiles (above).

Q Tell us about the special accessories you wore for your May wedding.
My friend Ashley Reid Martin—owner and designer of Goldbug on Sullivan’s Island—reinvented my mother’s pearl earrings into a custom design and also crafted a pearl charm using my grandmother’s necklace.

Q You made your own wedding dress; where did you start?
Because of my background as a dress designer, I knew that sourcing the right fabric would be vital. Luckily, after a very last-minute mishap, I was able to find a beautiful off-white silk crepe that inspired the final flowing silhouette.

Q What are you coveting for your summer closet?
Any and all of the maillots from the 2018 Marysia Swim collection, but specifically, the “Harbour Island” (above)


Photographs by (Daws) Gray Benko, (textiles & earrings) Emily Daws, & (cosmetic case) Margaret Wright & courtesy of (tiles) Mirth Studio, (bathing suit) Marysia Swim, & (dress) Anthropologie