Now that she knows what her woman has come to expect from her, Sally LaPointe said pre-fall was about giving her what she wants next. Add to that a dash of chic athleticism: “I was feeling a little bit of sport this season,” she said during a preview at her lofty downtown studio. “I come to work dressed so casually, which is funny because I’m designing these superexquisite pieces. It was about melding the worlds of high-end and sport.”
The reference came through in LaPointe’s luxe take on leisurewear, as in two cashmere hooded sweatshirts decorated with striped fox fur sleeves and detachable collars. Another cozy, coordinating look — a cropped heather gray turtleneck sweatshirt paired with matching sweats — featured decadent, hand-beaded crystal embroidery trim. The lineup brimmed with playful pieces that should surprise and delight LaPointe’s woman, notably a royal blue and orange floor-skimming rabbit fur coat dyed using Japanese shibori, a technique that mimics tie-dye, with silk lining to match.