Although she’s designed and manufactured from her downtown New York atelier for the last decade, Lindsey Thornburg has never left Aspen—in heart. “Growing up swaddled in the Roaring Folk Valley was a bit like growing up in an outlaw’s poem—the nature, the ski culture, the movie stars, the politician writers, the serial killers, the food, the wine, the excess—all the while in this beautiful backdrop of great nature,” says Thornburg.
After studying philosophy in Santa Barbara and fashion in L.A., she unveiled her first ready-to-wear collection in 2010. She found inspiration from travels through the Peruvian countryside and her personal collection of Pendleton, the oldest blanket manufacturer in the United States, which makes products inspired by Native Americans and the American Southwest. After three years of working with the Pendleton Woolen Mill Store and vintage Pendleton blankets, Thornburg became the iconic heritage brand’s first-ever collaborator to be able to cut into its wool fabric—each cloak is crafted from an individual blanket. Her focus remains on producing heirloom pieces that will last many lifetimes and be passed down through generations—the perfect holiday gift for the Aspen woman who likely already has it all. Gorsuch, 611 E. Durant Ave.
Photography by: courtesy of Lindsey Thornburg