Prova, Now A Pant Pro-------
Design what you know. Prova’s Irini Arakas learned that lesson covering up-and-coming talents as an editor at Vogue, and she’s put it to use in her own six-year-old collection. When the scarf and jewelry maker expanded into ready-to-wear for Fall ’11, she started with dresses because that’s what she wore. Fast-forward to Spring 2013, though, and her closet is looking different. “The fact that I’ve designed a pant is pretty surprising to me, considering that I didn’t wear trousers of any kind (including denim) for over a decade,” Arakas told Style.com. The shift began slowly. First came a palazzo pant by Suno, then a black cashmere sweatpant by James Perse, followed by two pairs of vintage high-waisted jeans gifted to her by a vintage dealer friend. “When I finally decided to design a pant,” she continued, “I knew I wanted to make something street-inspired and sporty, the kind of trouser you can slip in and out of when doing dawn patrol at Ditch Plains, so comfortable you want to spend the entire weekend in them.” From the look of this colorful pair in floral-print silk with racing stripes, we’d say she nailed it. For more info, visit www.provanewyork.com.