Fall/Winter 2018: A Glimpse of What's to Come.

With more designers in this seasons showcase than ever before, here is a little synopsis on each designer's inspiration for the fall/winter 2018 collections, and what's next for us.

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   SPENCER VALDIMIR  New York-based designers Allyson Spencer and Vladimir Teriokhin have produced a collection of extraordinary knits where classic and cool converge. Exquisite cashmere, modern silhouettes, artisanal techniques: these sweaters will slide over you like a sumptuous second skin. I am struck by their timeless modernity and comfort: perhaps because every magnificent piece in this collection was knit entirely by hand.      


SPENCER VALDIMIR
New York-based designers Allyson Spencer and Vladimir Teriokhin have produced a collection of extraordinary knits where classic and cool converge. Exquisite cashmere, modern silhouettes, artisanal techniques: these sweaters will slide over you like a sumptuous second skin. I am struck by their timeless modernity and comfort: perhaps because every magnificent piece in this collection was knit entirely by hand.

 

 

 SABLYN   This exciting new brand is defined by the words sexy and soft. Sablyn is a recently launched, LA-based women's RTW collection that focuses on using sumptuous fabrics in both classic and extremely contemporary silhouettes. The founder, Sable Banoun, has used her personal aesthtic as this brand's foundation: effortless, luxurious, yet modern designs in cashmeres, knits, the silkiest shirts and camisoles that have the coveted combination of chic, sexy, and casual. An amazing find!   

SABLYN   This exciting new brand is defined by the words sexy and soft. Sablyn is a recently launched, LA-based women's RTW collection that focuses on using sumptuous fabrics in both classic and extremely contemporary silhouettes. The founder, Sable Banoun, has used her personal aesthtic as this brand's foundation: effortless, luxurious, yet modern designs in cashmeres, knits, the silkiest shirts and camisoles that have the coveted combination of chic, sexy, and casual. An amazing find!

 

  VANESSA BRUNO  Model-turned-designer Vanessa Bruno drew from a rich, Parisian fashion background to start her label at age 24. Vanessa Bruno maintains the classics with a few artful updates. This season I am drawn to her iconic styles, routed in ribbed turtleneck and crew neck for light weight layering under button down shirts, blazers, and coats; and reintroducing the elegant VB tote bag, in versatile midnight shades and grey tones in wool and leather.   

VANESSA BRUNO
Model-turned-designer Vanessa Bruno drew from a rich, Parisian fashion background to start her label at age 24. Vanessa Bruno maintains the classics with a few artful updates. This season I am drawn to her iconic styles, routed in ribbed turtleneck and crew neck for light weight layering under button down shirts, blazers, and coats; and reintroducing the elegant VB tote bag, in versatile midnight shades and grey tones in wool and leather.

 

  LAURENCE BRAS  I'm really excited by this brand. It's new, a product of  Laurence Doligé and her sister Anne, both long time fashion industry designers. They've created light weight shirts that are supple, fluid, and amazing to wear; every day blazers that can work indoor and out, "feminized " man's shirts that are just plain cool, offered in shades of khaki, sand, white, and black. All made with superb craftsmanship that has produced the most delicate touch for women's every day wear.   

LAURENCE BRAS
I'm really excited by this brand. It's new, a product of  Laurence Doligé and her sister Anne, both long time fashion industry designers. They've created light weight shirts that are supple, fluid, and amazing to wear; every day blazers that can work indoor and out, "feminized " man's shirts that are just plain cool, offered in shades of khaki, sand, white, and black. All made with superb craftsmanship that has produced the most delicate touch for women's every day wear.

 

  ODEEH   With their label ODEEH, the design duo Otto Drögsler and Jörg Ehrlich revisit old school couture.  Venture out into the new world with this season's must have: shaggy, boiled wool plaid jackets that are brave and instinctual. Bold color, these jackets are sometimes casual, sometimes elegant, sometimes both. They foster a tension between traditional and experimental tailoring as through their journey to perfection only specialists from the old world and new work on ODEEH -- the best traditional weavers and silk printers of northern Italy, through to the cutting edge production in modern German studios, everyone at every stage contributes to these masterful executions.   

ODEEH  With their label ODEEH, the design duo Otto Drögsler and Jörg Ehrlich revisit old school couture.  Venture out into the new world with this season's must have: shaggy, boiled wool plaid jackets that are brave and instinctual. Bold color, these jackets are sometimes casual, sometimes elegant, sometimes both. They foster a tension between traditional and experimental tailoring as through their journey to perfection only specialists from the old world and new work on ODEEH -- the best traditional weavers and silk printers of northern Italy, through to the cutting edge production in modern German studios, everyone at every stage contributes to these masterful executions.

 

  SAYAKA DAVIS  The central idea behind Sakaya's sophistication is its roots in minimalist art, the concept of "spacious beauty." This concept allows for blank space to help define the clean, modern silhouette found in all of her finely crafted work. One of my favorites is the double layer turtleneck in Kelly green with white, black, and a black with white combination. 

SAYAKA DAVIS
The central idea behind Sakaya's sophistication is its roots in minimalist art, the concept of "spacious beauty." This concept allows for blank space to help define the clean, modern silhouette found in all of her finely crafted work. One of my favorites is the double layer turtleneck in Kelly green with white, black, and a black with white combination. 

  DEMOO  Demoo Parkchoonmoo is a leading Korean clothing line established in 1988 by designer Demi Choonmoo Park. Demi’s designs have a modern, architectural construction, yet a fluid style and superb fit. It's as if each piece has undergone a transformation from couture to comfortable, and we get the sense of that history in each garment. There's an artistic sensibility at work here. producing unique layerings and combinations, reveling in the striking impact of blacks and whites punctuated by counterpoints of color.  I particularly love her long plaid coats, and blazers with plaid contrast in linings and sleeve.   

DEMOO
Demoo Parkchoonmoo is a leading Korean clothing line established in 1988 by designer Demi Choonmoo Park. Demi’s designs have a modern, architectural construction, yet a fluid style and superb fit. It's as if each piece has undergone a transformation from couture to comfortable, and we get the sense of that history in each garment.
There's an artistic sensibility at work here. producing unique layerings and combinations, reveling in the striking impact of blacks and whites punctuated by counterpoints of color.  I particularly love her long plaid coats, and blazers with plaid contrast in linings and sleeve.

 

  MARGAUX LONNBERG   Often times a designer and their creations can make a woman feel both powerful and comfortable. And that sensation can be as much about the juxtaposition of materials as it is the contrast of color. For instance, an oversized cotton hoodie in light grey strikes a good natured contrast with a wool overcoat in burnt sienna. Works flawlessly in the modern marketplace -- it's very of the moment, yet with an elegant style. I've always thought that a strong coat or blazer paired with comfortable sweats gives off that subtle wink of a "boyfriend's borrow" under a layer of pure self-knowledge and femininity. That's a seductive combination.   

MARGAUX LONNBERG  Often times a designer and their creations can make a woman feel both powerful and comfortable. And that sensation can be as much about the juxtaposition of materials as it is the contrast of color. For instance, an oversized cotton hoodie in light grey strikes a good natured contrast with a wool overcoat in burnt sienna. Works flawlessly in the modern marketplace -- it's very of the moment, yet with an elegant style. I've always thought that a strong coat or blazer paired with comfortable sweats gives off that subtle wink of a "boyfriend's borrow" under a layer of pure self-knowledge and femininity. That's a seductive combination.

 

  SUZANNE RAE  Suzanne Rae's, progressive, Brooklyn-based collection is both feminine and feminist in nature. Each piece is crafted in natural, sustainably sourced fabrics, is locally produced, and designed to last beyond trends. But there is a theme in this fantastic line beyond sustainability. This is clothing that creates empowerment in the women who wear it. These are designs that embody strength, intelligence, and the sheer grace of individuality.

SUZANNE RAE
Suzanne Rae's, progressive, Brooklyn-based collection is both feminine and feminist in nature. Each piece is crafted in natural, sustainably sourced fabrics, is locally produced, and designed to last beyond trends. But there is a theme in this fantastic line beyond sustainability. This is clothing that creates empowerment in the women who wear it. These are designs that embody strength, intelligence, and the sheer grace of individuality.

  KRISTENSEN DU NORD   One of my perennial favorites, Kristensen du Nord is revered around the world for its unmatched softness and its beautiful feel -- achieved by sourcing unique and sophisticated fabrics exclusively manufactured for the brand by skilled Italian craftspeople. Then each garment is lovingly treated with their patented "wash-wash" pre-wear process. The clothing is classic, cool, simple, spectacular.

KRISTENSEN DU NORD  One of my perennial favorites, Kristensen du Nord is revered around the world for its unmatched softness and its beautiful feel -- achieved by sourcing unique and sophisticated fabrics exclusively manufactured for the brand by skilled Italian craftspeople. Then each garment is lovingly treated with their patented "wash-wash" pre-wear process. The clothing is classic, cool, simple, spectacular.

  MOUSSY  

MOUSSY  

  6397   In 2012 the News team began as a creative collaboration focused on achieving a boyish spirit with an understated and effortless aesthetic. With minimal design, this brand has an appreciation for no-fuss basics, and I love them because of that. These pieces can become our basics, separates essential to any wardrobe. 6397 is for any woman who spends time in easy living t-shirts, denim, sneakers, and unfussy sweaters. For anyone, that is, who appreciates design -- and craftsmanship -- that can stand the test of time.

6397

In 2012 the News team began as a creative collaboration focused on achieving a boyish spirit with an understated and effortless aesthetic. With minimal design, this brand has an appreciation for no-fuss basics, and I love them because of that. These pieces can become our basics, separates essential to any wardrobe. 6397 is for any woman who spends time in easy living t-shirts, denim, sneakers, and unfussy sweaters. For anyone, that is, who appreciates design -- and craftsmanship -- that can stand the test of time.

THE PURIST

I am thrilled to have such a nice write-up in the new edition of THE PURIST. It's a magazine that has like-minded values to my own, and they share their forward thinking throughout the Hamptons. Thank you Cristina Cuomo and Shawn Michael Lowe for sharing your work with the world!  

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