Spring 2013 is inspired by the spirit of a nautical journey. From sea to sand, deck to harbor, sailing life informs the easy, fluid attitude of the collection. The effortless “off-duty” style calls to mind Jackie O and Lauren Hutton entering ports of call in exotic locales. The look is quintessentially American, but at home anywhere in the world.
From tonal sailcloth inspired patchwork to the brand’s signature red, white, and blue, the collection brings a youthful sense of adventure to the classics. Stripes are reinvented with playful patterns and nautical motifs – a breton version goes lux in pieced leather. Menswear favorites are reinterpreted in slouchy printed silk suits, oversized blouses and cableknit varsity sweaters. Dresses are a key silhouette – canvas shirtdresses are accented with lattice lacing and grommet details for a sporty touch while draped silk styles move effortlessly from daytime to evening. Colorblocked handbags in exaggerated proportions are the perfect traveling companion. The new boat shoe pops against a stacked white heel, while flat espadrilles lend a nonchalant ease to dramatic trapeze gowns for cocktail hour. Giving spirited independence to iconic style, the course is set for an American Voyage.
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