And she designed the look, too.

By Christopher Luu
Feb 19, 2021 @ 6:02 pm
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Fresh from her very first New York Fashion Week appearance at Proenza Schouler, Ella Emhoff landed on the cover of Dust Magazine's Spring 2021issue — and she's wearing a jacket she designed herself. Dust, a biannual Berlin-based fashion and art magazine, shared the cover on Instagram, marks Emhoff's (who signed with IMG Models) first cover and gave her designs a glossy debut, too.

In the accompanying spread, she wears designs by Balenciaga, Prada, and Miu Miu — the same label she wore to President Joe Biden's inauguration back in January. 

"The choice was honestly very spur-of-the moment. Personally, I like the cross between old and new. I love the doily-type collars, I obviously love knits, I love tartans, I love classic embroidery, and I wanted to make sure I stayed true to myself and keep that alive," she told Dust of the look.

Emhoff also opened up about her love of knitting and why she incorporates it into her designs, including the jacket she wore on Dust's cover.

"It's almost a selfish act; a cathartic experience; my therapy," she said.

Page Six notes that Emhoff (who is currently a senior at Parsons School of Design) has another reason to celebrate: she released her debut collection of knitwear earlier this week — and it sold out. On Thursday, she had five pieces go for sale at online retailer Mall and the New York Times reports that three pieces sold out within 30 minutes (there was only one of each item available) and the others were gone not long after.

She's previously offered her wares up for sale as a fundraiser, Elle notes. In February, she raffled off knit pants on her Instagram account, with tickets going for $10 and benefitting For The Gworls and The Okra Project, a pair of organizations that work to support Black trans people.

"I've obviously got a bigger platform now, and I'm excited to share a lot of things I really care about, and do some good," Emhoff told the Times. "There are a lot of people out there that need a lot of help. If I can do anything to help with that, I want to, and I think this opportunity will be really beneficial toward that."