NEW YORK — “People don’t dress up anymore,” Georgina Brandolini says in her no-nonsense manner. “I never dress up, anyway.” If today’s look — a leather Dolce & Gabbana jacket, striped button-down jeans and flat, suede boots — is any indication, she isn’t fibbing. Sitting in a room in the Plaza Athénée, Brandolini is in town from her home base in Paris, introducing her brand new line of sweaters to a select group of retailers and editors.

Brandolini’s new knits are classified as “evening sweaters,” but in actuality, they are more amphibious. The knits blend varying amounts of cotton, silk, viscose and cashmere and feature details such as lace insets, round coral buttons, satin trim and sprinklings of turquoise, mother-of-pearl and coral bits. The extras bring a little something special for daytime while simultaneously serving as a passport to a laid-back evening. And while the look is embellished, it’s not overdone.

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