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On November 15, Nice Jones, the cookware model identified for its colourful dutch ovens and sheet pans, launched a two-item collaboration with vogue model Lisa Says Gah. Collectively, the 2 manufacturers got here out with a limited-edition design of Nice Jones’s Dutch Oven, manufactured by Nice Jones, and an apron, manufactured by Lisa Says Gah.
Nice Jones, which launched in 2018, was based by Sierra Tishgart, a former editor who began her profession at Teen Vogue earlier than getting into the culinary world by way of Grub Road. Since launching the cookware model, Tishgart has mixed her background within the vogue and meals worlds to tell the model’s fashion and advertising. When Nice Jones debuted, it had three profiles on individuals who “impressed us and the way they cooked,” Tishgart stated. One was dressmaker Rachel Antonoff.
Since then, the model has continued to indicate up in fashion-related areas and make itself referred to as the cookware model for the style set. In September 2019, it debuted a costume printed with little dutch ovens, in collaboration with moral vogue model Zuri. The Reduce known as it “a costume for the hostess with the mostess.”
In January 2021, the model collaborated with designer Rosie Assoulin on tea towels. “We pull inspiration from all kinds of locations, and I’d at all times beloved what Rosie had performed with prints and maximalism — she had such a robust sense of self,” Tishgart stated. The 2 have been launched by means of a mutual good friend and Assoulin was fascinated about collaborating.
Of why her intersecting of vogue, meals and design make sense, Tishgart stated, “I’ve a deep appreciation for the creativity, but in addition [practicality]. For instance, in case you’re proud to maintain your dutch oven in your stovetop, you’re going to make use of it extra, you’re going to prepare dinner extra. That sense of fashion and design can have actual advantages in your life.”
As they do for any model, collaborations have helped Nice Jones attain new audiences — and when collaborating with vogue manufacturers, it’s reached consumers not entrenched within the meals world. “There’s, after all, the Bon Appetit[-reading], food-obsessed one that’s a captive viewers and loves residence cooking. However after I was transitioning from the style world to meals, I used to be new to cooking. I used to be coming in as an outsider, and I frankly discovered it extraordinarily intimidating,” Tishgart stated. Participating in partnerships that “go outdoors of our house” permits the model to excite customers, Tishgart stated. It’s additionally a strategy to get folks enthusiastic about cooking who’ve been overlooked of the dialog by meals media.
Within the case of the collaboration with Lisa Says Gah, the LSG group reached out to Nice Jones first, in March, sending Tishgart’s group a chilly e mail. “That was such a pleasant e mail to obtain. I’ve lengthy beloved what they’ve performed — they’ve been on the forefront of joyful, enjoyable vogue,” Tishgart stated. Nice Jones proposed its dutch oven as a canvas, of kinds, asking LSG what they might do if they might “take a paintbrush” to this. They labored on the design collectively, which each describe as Sixties-inspired alpine-chic and après-ski.
Like Nice Jones, LSG is a veteran on the subject of collaborating with different like-minded manufacturers. In 2022 alone, LSG collaborated with Vans, in addition to Portland-based loungewear and underwear model Arq. “I wish to faucet right into a class we don’t have a presence in,” stated Lisa Bühler, founding father of Lisa Says Gah. LSG has a cult following, and it’s enjoyable to associate with manufacturers which have a robust communities and followings, as nicely. However all partnerships are depending on the manufacturers’ capacity to “mesh” nicely, she stated, including. “Having completely different factors of view come collectively is admittedly particular.”
Lisa Says Gah’s summer season 2022 ready-to-wear assortment was known as “Italian Summer season” — it featured prints of meals together with tomatoes and baguettes. “Individuals beloved it, so we thought, ‘How enjoyable wouldn’t it be to work with a cookware model?” Bühler stated. “And Nice Jones has a terrific aesthetic and nice, high quality merchandise.”
The 2 manufacturers determined to do a vacation launch, seeing because it’s a time when many individuals prepare dinner greater than common. However the design is meant to be seasonless sufficient that it may be stored on a shelf year-round, Bühler stated.
Nice Jones launched the collab’s Dutch Oven ($190) and Dutch Child ($150) on its web site, and each offered out over the weekend. For its half, Lisa Says Gah is promoting the ovens and the remainder of the collaborative assortment in its brick-and-mortar retailer in Los Angeles, which opened in the beginning of November. The image under exhibits the in-store show, designed by Bühler. The aprons are nonetheless out there on the Lisa Says Gah web site, as are Nice Jones’s traditional Dutch Ovens and Dutch Infants.
“We’ve by no means performed an apron, however we’ve at all times wished to,” Tishgart stated. That stated, she didn’t need it to be like another apron. So Nice Jones and LSG created a “social gathering apron” with some thrives, to supply the sensation of a celebration costume, Tishgart stated.
In the end, Tishgart stated, the collaboration solutions one of many model’s continuous questions and core focuses, notably because the pandemic has folks spending extra time at residence: “How do you make your kitchen your completely happy place?”
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