“Spring was a bit more ethereal, but this season I’m like, ‘let’s get back down to business.’ We’re working busy women with busy lifestyles and we want to be comfortable and chic day-to-night,” designer Nina Sarin Arias said over Zoom.
While the designer’s collections have always been made in New York, fall was designed as a dedication to downtown. As seen through the look book photos, which were shot in front of her SoHo storefront, the collection displays rich, quintessential fall layers – fluid dresses with just enough bounce and volume, tailored separates, chic outerwear, stellar knit dresses, and so forth.
Inspired by the abstract, geometric artworks of Suzan Frecon’s 2018 painting, “Yellow Lantern,” Sarin Arias also infused rounded shapes into tailored silhouettes, knot and wrapped, tie details in a palette inspired by the artist’s works.
Continuing from spring, the collection was rendered entirely in natural and eco-friendly fibers such as recycled wools, upcycled cottons, wool cashmere knits, eco jersey, eco denim, and floral and silk silk twill.
The look: Quintessential fall perfect for a Chelsea morning downtown.
Quote of note: “With admiration for the art world and the city, I am dedicating this collection to downtown New York. The collection is an ode to the women who are resilient, powerful, compassionate and creative.”
Key looks: Ribbed knit dresses proved standout with cutout and foldover tie-details (also seen in denim and silk renditions); rounded, tailored separates in mohair tartan; a sharp, classic tailored topcoat; a poppy pink floral printed frock with matching scarf.
Takeaway: Sarin Arias’ fall collection displayed a cool downtown spirit through sophisticated, easy-to-wear styles.