“With every collection, we’ve wanted to capture the emotion of a first experience, that element of surprise and delight,” said Cinq à Sept founder Jane Siskin following her spring presentation at Dirty French on the Lower East Side. She nailed it with her latest collection, which emphasized unexpected layering, mixed textures and a mishmash of vintage-inspired floral prints and rich embroideries, resulting in an off-kilter sensibility — and the ultimate cool-girl wardrobe.
Referencing a vintage silk kimono in her closet, Siskin infused her lineup with a mix of boudoir and Asian influences, which lent the collection a fluid, effortless sensuality. Many of the looks featured decorative grosgrain belts that highlighted the waist; a black bustier top worn over a white blouse with billowing balloon sleeves achieved the same effect. Elsewhere, an off-the-shoulder leather motorcycle jacket, paired with a flowing pink skirt and biker boots, captured the street vibe of the moment.