An understated wardrobe of modern staples in clean lines and a neutral palette of black, navy and gray was creative director Lisa Axelson’s proposal for fall. This year marks Ann Taylor’s 60th anniversary, but instead of reflecting on the past, the company is focusing on moving forward.
“We’re trying so hard to modernize and bring a youthful energy to the brand,” said Axelson, who considered what working women wear today. She gave a strong depth to classic silhouettes — sweaters, crisp shirts, pleated skirts and spare jackets — through texture, working with leather, tweed, pony hair and chunky knits. “It’s not about in this season, out tomorrow,” said Axelson. “That’s so important for our customer — she’s not that frivolous.”
“I was touched by the fact that she lost her father, really before his time, and it was a real shock. She had two young children, she was married and she was expecting that she would have her own life for a good 25 years,” said Claire Foy about playing a young Queen Elizabeth in Netflix’s The Crown. Styled by @mayteallende 📸@jgreenery #emmys2017 #wwdeyeu
“Truth and lies have become a real interesting theme, more than ever, lately,” Emmy nominee Laura Dern told WWD. "It’s a very interesting time to use our voice." Styled by @cristinaehrlich, 📸 @shayanhathaway #wwdeye #emmys2017
“It transcends the genre that is you think of a sci-fi show — you don’t expect it to be so profound or emotionally riveting,” Evan Rachel Wood told WWD of her Emmy nominated role in Westworld. styled by @samanthamcmillen_stylist 📸 @emmanmontalvan #emmys2017 #wwdeye