Designed as a continuation of fall, inventive director Emily Smith’s resort, or “winter/holiday,” assortment for Lafayette 148 continued to supply easy luxurious with a focus round purchase now, put on now (and a sprinkle of vacation) fashions.
“We wanted to start around the idea of luxury, soft textures for winter, then add a juxtaposition with hard, masculine crocodile [embossed leather], balancing that out with luxe cashmere, feminine pleating, holiday jewel colors, and a print to match,” she stated over Zoom.
The look: Spanning from lush, refined winter layering to simple, polished workwear and relaxed night and vacation apparel.
Quote of observe: “We wanted to build this so it felt like a continuation of fall. This is about resetting, which really encompassed mostly this idea around sustainable sourcing and continuing ways to approach the collections — from downsizing it, being more focused to honing in on making sure we have responsible sourcing and all those things that emphasize that. For winter/holiday, we wanted to continue with this idea of reigniting, rejoicing and reconnecting, considering this will be our season all back together. We wanted to make this a moment to celebrate freedom, in a sense.”
Key items: A hand-painted camouflage-esq leather-based jacket and midi skirt with hand-braided element; chunky mix-and-match monochromatic knits from head to toe (together with cashmere socks with shearling slides); the assertion pant of the season — a high-waisted crop trouser (additionally transformed right into a strapless jumpsuit for vacation); accordion-pleated frocks and skirts for a return to the workplace place; an undone night wrapped tuxedo blazer. Outerwear and equipment proceed to shine, from plush, reversible shearling to an ultra-cool all-black embossed crocodile calfskin trench, new field clutch luggage, and bigger croc-embossed purses and using boots.
The takeaway: Overall, Smith’s resort assortment for Lafayette 148 nailed the concept of refined, easy luxurious for the trendy lady.