Speaking about her fall collection for Protagonist, Georgia Lazzaro continually emphasized the practical needs of her clientele. Aiming to deliver the calm, understated luxury the label is known for, every piece in Lazzaro’s versatile lineup contained thoughtful tailoring and details. “We’ve made a real effort to make the proportions generous and varied to accommodate the needs of more body shapes, and we’ve also been trying to speak more to a slightly older client,” she said. Case in point: A black silk moiré cocktail dress with a tie at the waist that could be worn with bare legs or as a tunic over matching trousers.

Wrap blouses with adjustable ties at the waist — Lazzaro’s take on the pajama top — were offered in crisp, striped cotton and pebbled jacquard versions. Her Champagne and silver slipdresses, done in double-layered silk for added coverage and styled under chunky cashmere knits, embodied timeless, relaxed elegance, recalling the style of Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy. Faux pony-hair jackets and a few looks in striped, metallic Lurex delivered a dose of fun to a chic but muted collection.

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