Project de. II XV


I’m all about easy, versatile dressing and there is nothing easier than a wool jersey dress with the highest slit you’ve ever seen. I love this as a layering piece, it adds another dimension to an otherwise basic jean and white shirt ensemble. I thought about putting thin straps on it, I still might, but for now, this is how I’m wearing it.



worn with Zara high waist raw denim // COS button down white shirt // Céline black suede pumps from here


Project de. I XV


For Project de. 2015, I’m focusing on creating 12 cohesive pieces that make up a capsule collection. For the first piece, I chose to create a casual tunic silhouette in a structured lux fabric of silk zibeline. The color, entitled “moonbeam,” dances between utilitarian khaki and silver. Simple but significant details include slit sleeves, an exaggerated shirt tail hem and pleats at center front and back.



Project de. December Design


I made this felted wool top as a more refined version of a sweatshirt, or a more structured version of a sweater. The low rounded neckline makes it easy to layer over turtlenecks and collared shirts. I added an outerwear element to sleeve cuffs. This is the final Project. de of the year and I couldn’t be more excited that I successfully completed one garment a month for the entire year. Stay tuned for a roundup of all the Project de. 2014 pieces!


Project de. November Design


My November design was inspired by simple lines and juxtaposing fabrics. Charcoal heather grey felted wool and black silk satin are a match made in sartorial heaven. Silk satin elevates the casual element of the heather grey wool in the same way my new Proenza Schouler patent loafers elevate a wool trouser. In all of my designs I try to focus on versatility and comfort and this top hits both marks. I love the ease of the forgiving silhouette and the ability to wear this top as casual as a sweatshirt, or dress it up to wear to a party.

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I don’t want to jinx anything, but I only have one more month to go to complete my Project de. 2014!


Project de. October Design

project-de.-october-design-2014-christina-desmet-new-york-designer-felted-wool-jacket-desmittenI love a simple silhouette with a dramatic sleeve, enter my October design. Using the same double-faced, felted wool from last month’s Project de. design, I made a jacket perfect to wear on days like today. With an open front, cropped silhouette and exaggerated sleeve, there’s nothing I’d rather be wearing right now. Believe it or not, I still have more of this fabric, so don’t be surprised if you see it again next month, hehe.


Worn with  Jil Sander white tuxedo shirt // Uniqlo cashmere sweater // Piamita slouchy tuxedo pants // Céline shoes and sunnies