fall-winter | area

Since launching Area design studio in 2013, designers Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Panszczyk have built a loyal following of fashion insiders that has grown exponentially since they became finalists in the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund earlier this year. Beloved for their glitzy fashions that feel both throwback and futuristic, Fogg and Panszczyk are experts at manipulating …

fall-winter | cacharel

French fashion house Cacharel has a storied history that dates back to 1958, when tailor Jean Bousquet founded the line and named it after a bird native to his home in Nîmes. Cacharel really gained exposure several years later when one of Bourquet’s seersucker shirts appeared on the cover of Elle in November, 1963. Throughout …

nature’s way

The daughter of an engineer and painter, designer Bri Brant infuses elements from both of these vocations into her handbag line Arden + James. Working with sturdy, natural materials, Brant’s designs are both industrial and artistic, as well as beautifully executed. Every bag is handmade by Brant herself and she uses the materials as her …

fall-winter | altuzarra

The fall collection from Joseph Altuzarra has roots in the 2013 Jim Jarmusch film, Only Lovers Left Alive. Starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as a pair of star-crossed vampires, the flick also features a high style, century-spanning wardrobe by Bina Daigelern. But according to Altuzarra, the cinematic influence isn’t supposed to be obvious: ‘I …

american chic in fashion

From the March 22, 1976 issue of Time ~ ‘Versatility and ease are the keynotes of contemporary American fashion.’ ‘American chic is the country cousin who came to the city, the drop-in guest who stayed for candlelight dinner.’ ‘[Ralph Lauren] is a masterful tailor and a lover of fabrics such as Harris tweed and British …

fall-winter | brooks brothers

Brooks Brothers womenswear has certainly gotten a makeover since Zac Posen took over as creative director in 2015. Between the new design direction and fresh lookbook styling, he’s shone a new light on the 200-year-old heritage brand, transforming it in a very cool and relevant label for the modern woman. For fall-winter ’16, his second …

fall-winter | vanessa bruno

Vanessa Bruno is a perennial favorite for one simple reason — she continues to makes clothes that we really (really) want to wear. And her lookbooks are styled so flawlessly that you just want to buy each head-to-look look in its entirety. For fall, Bruno took cues from famously tomboyish Diane Keaton, whose influence can …