Sara Hankin’s fall lineup — moody, sensual, sumptuous — started with the idea of elegant women lounging around. “It was about ‘bedroom dressing,'” she said during a preview at her Greenwich Village apartment, motioning to her mood board, which featured the works of French contemporary artist Francine Van Hove, known for her Botticelli-like paintings of women.
Hankin’s use of jewel-toned silk velvet gave her looks an easy-does-it elegance. She used it as an accent on silk side-striped trousers and kimono wrap tops, or on its own, rendered into a few languid slipdresses, one with a low-cut, adjustable ribbon-tie back. A few looks — a high-slit pencil skirt and a corseted, V-neck jumpsuit — featured hook-and-eye closures that revealed more or less skin depending on one’s mood. All of it oozed easy, undone glamour.