It’s too early to tell if lightning will strike twice for Gela Nash-Taylor and Pamela Skaist-Levy, the women responsible for Juicy Couture who launched their second act Skaist-Taylor a year ago. So far, so good, they said, while noting that Skaist-Taylor is in its infancy, with its new look and customer still being sussed out.

Per their design mantra, Nash-Taylor and Skaist-Levy began with what they personally want to wear, which for fall was English military, Indian raj and the color red. “We were dying for red,” said Nash-Taylor, holding a crimson silk crepe gown with a tucked shoulder and cut-out back — two details they plan on making signatures. The collection was more focused than what they showed a year ago, with the lines of tailored jackets and shorts — a suit if you choose to wear it that way — neatly drawn and fabrics, such as leather, fur and a butterfly-print crepe, elevated. Their secret ingredient has always been a sense of humor, which remained fully intact on fringed cable knits, jackets with military badges and a fur hat that looked as if it was issued by the Queen’s Guard.

It’s too early to tell if lightning will strike twice for Gela Nash-Taylor and Pamela Skaist-Levy, the women responsible for Juicy Couture who launched their second act Skaist-Taylor a year ago. So far, so good, they said, while noting that Skaist-Taylor is in its infancy, with its new look and customer still being sussed out.

Per their design mantra, Nash-Taylor and Skaist-Levy began with what they personally want to wear, which for fall was English military, Indian raj and the color red. “We were dying for red,” said Nash-Taylor, holding a crimson silk crepe gown with a tucked shoulder and cut-out back — two details they plan on making signatures. The collection was more focused than what they showed a year ago, with the lines of tailored jackets and shorts — a suit if you choose to wear it that way — neatly drawn and fabrics, such as leather, fur and a butterfly-print crepe, elevated. Their secret ingredient has always been a sense of humor, which remained fully intact on fringed cable knits, jackets with military badges and a fur hat that looked as if it was issued by the Queen’s Guard.

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