Their collections may not generate fashion hype, but that’s just fine by Loro Piana, Brioni and Agnona. These companies cater to a discriminating customer who values a steady, sophisticated luxe over fickle fashion trends.

Sergio Loro Piana need look no farther than to his chic wife, Luisa, for inspiration. She epitomizes the Loro Piana woman, who would rather wrap herself in a two-ply summer cashmere crew than bare all in the micromini numbers that have glossed the runways this week. For spring, the company proves once again why it’s a master of materials: paper-light linen tunics with contrast trim fall gracefully over crisp, cotton pants in cooling blue and lilac stripes. Belted cashmere and silk jackets in a subtle herringbone would work for the polo club or in the city. This season, the company has expanded its accessories collection, and one of the standouts is its Globe Bag — a water-repellent, leather shoulder bag that converts to a tote.

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