You might want to ask for a raise after handling cashmere voile, a semi-transparent fabric as light and fresh as the finest cotton, but even better, for it wicks and dispenses moisture — keeping you cool in the summertime and warm in the winter.


Cut into a mannish blazer and a long, tiered shirtdress — it was the star fabric at Agnona — this season a still-life presentation in the wake of Stefano Pilati’s exit as creative director. (He continues to design men’s collections for Ermenegildo Zegna, Agnona’s parent.)


Credited to the design studio, the quiet and classic spring lineup riffed on the North Africa of Paul Bowles with its safari jackets, pale colors and abstract jungle prints. The long silhouettes — shirtdresses, tunics and big-collared suede coats — were vaguely Seventies, and very low-key. A search for a new design director is said to be under way.