The many trips Clover Canyon designer Rozae Nichols has taken across the American Southwest throughout her life paid off in this delightful fall collection. She nodded to desert wildflowers with a series of artsy, floral bias-cut slipdresses, and used graphic overlays reminiscent of indigenous blankets to provide a cool contrast in a skirt and cropped flair pants.

 

“I was so inspired by these places — the fusion of the peacefulness of the landscapes with the modernist art, along with some of the indigenous flora,” she explained.

 

Nichols also played with faux fur — most frequently with Mongolian as stole details in some of the looks and as a hem on a cool indigenous stripe patterned apron dress. The result was a collection rich in texture, color and a new level of sophistication.