Laura Vassar and Kristopher Brock’s super chic spring effort took its cues from 18th-century Gustavian architecture in Sweden. “It was humble and it takes restraint to do something that simple,” Vassar said of the pared-back style, marked by its streamlined reinterpretation of French Neoclassicism. “It’s about pulling yourself back.”

 

The lineup merged crisp, easy pieces such as striped cotton shirting and a series of gingham linen-blend dresses with classically romantic lace and floral-printed looks. Sometimes the juxtaposition was evident in a single item of clothing, as in an intricate hand-embroidery done on a simple cotton drawstring shirtdress. Another example of casual femininity was a gold lace dress with a pale, pink cotton underlay styled with flat leather slides, the husband-and-wife duo’s first venture into footwear.

 

The inclusion of skins, from burnt-orange suede outerwear to a white python-leather skirt, gave the collection a luxe appeal. The duo’s elegantly understated point of view will continue to get the brand noticed, no matter how much restraint is exercised.

By  on September 15, 2015

Laura Vassar and Kristopher Brock’s super chic spring effort took its cues from 18th-century Gustavian architecture in Sweden. “It was humble and it takes restraint to do something that simple,” Vassar said of the pared-back style, marked by its streamlined reinterpretation of French Neoclassicism. “It’s about pulling yourself back.”

 

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