The people responsible for selecting only the most stylish duds for the top boutiques in the city reveal their ultimate fall must-haves.
Candice Waldron, Jumelle
"Gary Graham's collection this year has been exceptional. He's been designing since 1999 and has a cult following, though likely that will change as he was just selected as a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist. Known as a master of construction, his collections often reference historical times and the designs are rebellious, elegant, medieval, an dromantic all at once. For fall, the real highlights are a washed, shrunken leather jacket, a jacquard knit cardigan, and the Victorian-esque full dress in rose silk."
Rand Neiderhoffer & Camilla Gale, Thistle & Clover
"Without a doubt, Yunhi Lee's Perry Boyfriend Blazer. Yunhi's line just got picked up by Steven Alan Showroom, so she's about to be big time, and we like how versatile this piece is. It plays into Fall's two major trends with equal success: dark and edgy, as well as prim and ladylike."
Jennifer Mankins, Bird
"We are loving every single thing Rachel Comey made for this season-with all of her accessories and shoes, we could literally wear her head-to-toe. We even have a matching black faux fur vest, tall topper hat, and muff/clutch, but I really think it looks best when it's mixed and mismatched, in the way Comey styles her shows. The long skirts, the double-buckle boos, the knit tassled scarves, and everything leopard-dresses, skirts, bags, belts, you name it. Her classic ankle boot is going to be a big seller with its flattering shape and perfect heel."
Lisa Brock, Zoe
"The must-have new collection for Fall has to be Kimberly Ovitz. Her Martin cut-out dress is particularly amazing. ($495) Also completely on-trend for fall: Chloe's flat leather over-the-knee boots."
Honey in the Rough
“I already can barely keep Losselliani’s four-stack ring set in stock. The set—designed by the Rome-based husband-and-wife team—consists of four gorgeous individual rings that can be stacked together or worn separately to create a really glamorous look.”
Crazy shoulders, huge platforms, draping... BEST. FALL. EVER.
Sep 16, 2009