Summer of ’69 was the lens for Katharine Polk this season. While she’s known for her cool girl, tomboy take on fashion, for spring, she took an ethereal and romantic direction. Inspired by grainy beach photographs, she played with textures and transparency. Handmade embroidery, crochet and lace were used in an innocent yet provocative way by revealing just a glimpse of skin. The primarily white palette felt a bit bridal, but it was offset by injections of dusty rose, indigo blue and sand hues.
Key looks included a lace sweatshirt and midi skirt, an off-the-shoulder top with paisley embroidered maxiskirt, and a geometric crochet lace dress. The vision could come off as sugary sweet, but somehow in Polk’s hands, the delicately feminine fabrics felt cool and modern, especially paired with white Converse sneakers as a throwback to her longtime muse Katharine Hepburn.