Fall marked Lafayette 148’s 20th year in business. To celebrate, creative director Emily Smith looked back to the era when it all started — the Nineties — researching vintage ad campaigns and mining the moment’s minimalist trend, as well as mock turtlenecks, slouchy silhouettes and all things velvet. Her earth-toned lineup featured oversize knits done in velvet yarn or cashmere with dip-dye ombré effects paired with long paisley skirts and culottes to keep things current. A patent leather trench and double-faced cashmere overcoats — some decked out with mink fur pockets and shearling trim — felt especially luxe.

By  on February 9, 2016

Fall marked Lafayette 148's 20th year in business. To celebrate, creative director Emily Smith looked back to the era when it all started — the Nineties — researching vintage ad campaigns and mining the moment's minimalist trend, as well as mock turtlenecks, slouchy silhouettes and all things velvet. Her earth-toned lineup featured oversize knits done in velvet yarn or cashmere with dip-dye ombré effects paired with long paisley skirts and culottes to keep things current. A patent leather trench and double-faced cashmere overcoats — some decked out with mink fur pockets and shearling trim — felt especially luxe.

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