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1. Come On, Get Happy
“Fall’s floral print — Happy Times — takes its inspiration from botanical prints and chintz fabrics. It’s also a nod to the title of Lee Radziwill’s book by the same title, a phrase that evokes optimism and happiness. For Fall/Winter 2018, Happy Times is a modern take on chintz, done in five colors across dresses, tops, skirts and bags. ”
“I love the contrast of feminine and tomboy. For Spring we mixed fluid layers with classic tailoring, florals with sportif knits, relaxed corduroy jackets and dresses with trailing scarf hemlines… Even the shoes played with that duality — flats or low heels with a feminine pointy toe.”
“We layered many of the looks on the runway, whether a sleeveless dress over a long-sleeved top or a parka over a coat. It’s a smart way to dress for today — each piece becomes almost seasonless.”
“We were thinking a lot about romanticism this season — gentle, draped silhouettes; flowing plissé georgette skirts and dresses; delicate lace details, and beautiful organza trims. There’s a softness throughout. The collection is feminine — but not girly. The ruffles, for example, feel refined and effortless. And the ruffle collars are removable, which makes the look more wearable and a great transition from day to early evening.”
“We incorporated workwear elements to balance out spring’s overtly feminine mood. There’s a great pair of jeans with snaps up the sides. We cut jackets and coats into military-like shapes. And suede, a favorite of mine, finds its way into bomber jackets and trenches.”