By  on September 10, 2017

SPRING ART ATTACK: Lafayette 148’s spring collection draws from the work of three female American artists — Georgia O’Keeffe, Helen Frankenthaler and Joan Mitchell (not to be confused with the musician Joni Mitchell.) Creative director Emily Smith said they decide on each artist due to their respective sense of color and abilities to blend shades such as O’Keeffe’s beautiful teals as well her fondness for denim. “What I like from all of these artists is the idea of the curved lines, the soft shapes, sculptural images and the hand brush strokes,” Smith said.

During a walk-through Friday morning, buyers from Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s were busy placing orders. Among the options were a Jackson Pollock-like printed white dress that appeared to be splattered with blue paint — a concept that the design team finessed during one of their monthlong visits to the company’s factory in Asia. Another standout is a relaxed linen trench with colorful brush strokes.

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