Pre-Fall is a great time of year to plan your basic wardrobe, with strong classic pieces that work as a backbone for fall and winter styles. We love simple black and white in relaxed shapes, which equally off-set the rustic atmosphere of late summer retreats and the urban environments of more hectic fall.
Here in Southern California we value versatility for this transitional season - there is no telling if it will be hot and dry, or if that coastal breeze will kick up, giving us a taste of cooler months to come. To cope, layer contrasting linens over our easy tunic styles, like our Black Cat dress. It features fresh side splits, and pockets at the hips.
Separates are key for fall. We love ethereal white over bold black, for a beautifully balanced geometry. Our silks weather the seasonal changeover seamlessly. Our Puff Blouse, in divergent shantung, pairs effortlessly with interesting shapes, like our Wide Leg Ankle Cropped pants.
Architectural dresses, with feminine details, create elegant proportions. Strict patterns focus on structure, and serve as beautiful backdrops for accessories which evolve with the season. Black is chic in any season, and the stretch crepe of our Ariel dress moves with the body and flatters.
Classics, like our perennial Belle De Jour, serve purposes flung as far and wide as your travels may take you. Wear to luncheons, meetings, date nights, events, and stock one for the holidays. Featuring tasteful coverage, it manages to convey a look that's both strict and sultry at once.
Indulge in bold contrasts by combining fluid silks and formal brocades. Our Off-the-Shoulder Ruffle Blouse, in crepe de chine, has sophisticated grace. Showing off the collar bones, it's built to flatter all figures. In modish tea-length, our Pleat Skirt features graphic box pleats, and moves with elegance.
The Lucia Loose Dress is our favorite new shape this season. This version features a contrasting white collar, and is fashioned from 2 ply silk. Ruching at the waist and shoulders create structure without restricting, and it's versatile length makes it perfect for all occasions.