CASHMERE TO THE CORE: Given her background designing for Tse, it’s not a quantum leap that Tess Giberson would launch a cashmere line. The group of cashmere basics — V-necks, shells, draped cardigans and tanks with seaming and trim details — debuted for fall as a seasonless accompaniment to her regular collection.
“We were doing store visits and kept getting feedback from sales associates and customers saying they didn’t have enough good core cashmere,” said Giberson. “I was really surprised to hear that.” Tess Giberson Cashmere opens at $295 retail for a shell with the average price around $395. Neiman Marcus picked up the line and is working on exclusive items for its stores.