The second season of Nicole and Michael Colovos’ new label was a smart, well-edited lineup of modernist, season-appropriate clothes for “career women in the city, rather than trips and party dresses for Saint-Tropez,” Michael said. For their fall launch, the designers zeroed in on everyday items — the white shirt, jeans, a trench, leather jackets and easy dresses — elevating the pieces with careful details that made them special without going overboard. For resort, they applied the same philosophy, while working in lighter weight fabrics and stylish silhouettes that require little thought.
A white poplin shirt was cut with a wide neckline and a gathered panel in the back. A navy leather dress from fall with a wrap belt waist was updated as a black cotton jumpsuit with wide legs chopped above the ankle. A red T-shirt dress was cut loose with plenty of breathing room but given shape through easy seaming details around the waist. They all packed a distinct point of view into low-maintenance pieces. “It’s really about throwing things on and walking out the door,” Nicole said.