American explorers Martin and Osa Johnson informed the Woolrich John Rich & Bros.’ sporty spring lineup for women. Designer Monica Lardera imagined the pair traveling to today’s Africa, which led to a striking, whimsical giraffe pattern — “a new dot,” she said at the showroom presentation — worked as a print on a cashmere-and-cotton-knit cardigan and a cotton poplin suit. Other patterns, such as a zigzag for a twin set, nicely complimented the vibe.
Also new was the waxed Eskimo parka made in a collaboration with Vlisco. These pieces were colorful and fun, and can be imagined on a safari, and beyond.