Kim Laursen explored textures in leather and knitwear, looking to the works of British painter J.M.W. Turner — renowned for his ability to capture light on canvas — for a color palette that included marigold, ebony, burgundy and raspberry reds and emerald green. Created as an upscale “ready-to-travel” concept by its founder, philanthropist and art collector Myriam Ullens, the brand has since expanded into a complete luxury line.
Laursen, who succeeded Véronique Leroy in 2014, has been inching the brand forward by small increments, most notably by developing a rich range of knitwear that feature variegated thread weights.
New this season were embroideries on leather dresses and skirts, silk crepe separates — fluid trousers and blouses — that updated the brand’s “travel kit,” and a belted cashmere coat. Standout items included a pair of boyish overalls, frothy cashmere sweaters in the seasonal palette, a reversible shearling aviator jacket and a pair of wide-leg trouser shorts in a flattering light pink.