Vanessa Seward approaches jeans with her signature twist of sophistication. The mid-rise, straight-leg Alabama is made comfortable by Japanese stretch denim and refined by an impeccable fit. In crisp indigo framed by marigold topstitching, the sleek silhouette brings instant polish to even the most laid-back looks. Finishing touches include a zip fly, riveted inset side pockets, and back patch pockets—one with a topstitched “V.”
Inspired by the French Riviera of Françoise Hardy and Jane Birkin, Tenfold Los Angeles celebrates and elevates the t-shirt. A focus on fit brings a tailored edge to refined, flattering silhouettes like the Jacklyn. Designed and made in L.A., this crewneck has classic styling and long sleeves that taper to just above the wrist for a slimming fit. The lightweight cotton blend is knitted on low-gauge machinery for a vintage look and a soft, indulgent feel.
Los Angeles-based designer Soyun Shin crafts fine Italian fibers into Soyer’s signature offering of relaxed knits with a fundamental elegance. This cozy v-neck—in soft, heathered grey cashmere—offers a variety of options, whether you make the most if its tunic length or wear it tucked into trousers or a skirt. Add the accompanying scarf for a shawl-collar effect. Finishing touches include ribbed details at the neckline, cuffs, and hem.
Named for the Latin root word for love, AMO was created by denim lovers Kelly Urban and Misty Zollars to “offer jeans that get better with every wear, yet are so comfortable you never want to take them off.” That promise is fulfilled by the gently distressed Kate, a new skinny, cropped style created with Kate Moss in mind.
Under the creative direction of Georgia Lazzaro, Protagonist is expanding in scope while remaining true to signature subtleties of form, fit, and fabrication. The fall 2016 collection includes this Italian crepe tank. From the front, it has a sleek crewneck that transforms into a sensual scoopneck back. A versatile length and side-slit hem complete the seasonless silhouette.
A master of structure and silhouette, Roland Mouret has an intuitive understanding of the female form. This viscose crepe dress follows his classic methods of construction. With a notched V-neck and elbow-length sleeves, it drapes to an asymmetric handkerchief hem. The back is finished with a polished gold zipper: a Mouret signature.
The traditional turtleneck is made modern by Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez. This ribbed sweater envelops the body in an orchid-hued blend of wool and cashmere. The side-slit mockneck collar is echoed in the notched cuffs, which are designed to extend past the wrist.
Designer Jenni Kayne draws upon her California upbringing to reinterpret classic American sportswear. Inspired by architectural detail, organic textures, and a sun-soaked horizon, her collection includes this cashmere jersey shell. Intended to hit just below the hip, the soft silhouette is refined by banded trim.