Which high-end designer would you choose to fill your closet? Still sheltering-at-home, we’re playing with fashion today. Wishing and eye-balling and identifying our style crushes. These choices won’t be for-real, for most of us. None of my acquaintances has a high-end designer wardrobe, unless it’s you? 😊 I own one amazing Giorgio Armani black pantsuit, the real deal. I found it at a thrift store, yeah, for $100 new with tags. So for the moment Giorgio is the only H.E.D. in my closet.
The most relaxing way I’ve found to study designers’ collections is via the New York Times slide shows. There’s a slide show for every designer who presented a runway collection, in this case for Fall 2020, but who cares about the season? We’ll be looking for pieces that shout “Pick me! (if you have a lot of $$$ to spare).” Colors, silhouettes, prints and fabrics and harmonies – they all go into the mix of creating something we love.
I live a super-casual lifestyle – and not just for this terrible pandemic moment in history, where Normcore is my game. In “normal” times I reach for jeans, denim skirts, knit tops, simple dresses, and funky shoes. So all the more’s the fantasy of high-end design, but I’m going to go with my aesthetic instincts. And I’ll try to find a designer or two who can cover my loungewear needs. 😊
Tory Burch is invited to make my dresses. Her clothes embody a charming, feminine style that’s wearable and perfectly cut. Ms. Burch is an American designer who first appeared on the scene about 15 years ago.
Chloe is a luxury brand with a long history of creative directors, including Stella McCartney in the late 90’s. The pieces are free-spirited and uninhibited. The company founder’s vision was “to give women the freedom to dare to be themselves.” Chloe can whip up all my jeans, skirts, and blouses.
Altuzarra. I find their collections feminine, modern and a little sexy. It’s a modern brand, founded by Parisian Joseph Altuzarra.
For accessories, I have to go with Prada. Why not? Love, love the shoes and bags in this collection.
Honorable Mention: Jil Sander. Her minimalist, edited styles are perpetual favorites of mine.
Back to real life: the name on a label matters not at all. The high end designer collections are wonderful inspiration, and great style is found at second-hand stores and in your own closet right now. Stay fabulous and safe, wash and wash and wash, xo
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