This May is a palette cleanser. Clarity and simplicity are key, with a new emphasis on neutrals and transparency, a fresh manifesto for power dressing and details that accentuate you.
Add it to your fashion lexicon, and your wardrobe, this season. While in the world of garment-making, there's a little bit of disagreement about what the word means specifically (a "ruche" is a beehive in French and you sort of see it, right?), the technique for gathering fabric is sumptuous and eminently feminine. It lends dimension and and, and it accentuates you. Ellery is doing it especially well this season.
Did you hear that almost every winner in the Democratic primaries this month were women? Yeah, things are changing and it's a women's world out there. This season, suiting remains the go-to choice for power dressing, but it takes a sharp turn toward the super feminine. Society is finally learning power and femininity are not mutually exclusive. Break glass ceilings every day in new suits from Tibi, Regina Pyo and others.
This is a summer escape to pure, luxuriant elegance. There's bossa nova in the background and a warm breeze rolling off a crystalline beach. It's part 60s Rio, part Bali, part Biarritz. Get the look from Farrow, Simon Miller and Tibi.
You probably know we've been big time channelling the American Southwest this season. That essence is pretty much distilled in a total neutral look that would've made Agnes Martin proud. Some favorites for the California sunshine: a gorgeous, milky Maison Margiela cowboy boot, a cream midi dress from Self Portrait and the NEED Linda pant.
Net neutrality's on the ropes, every side screams fake news and it can be hard to see through the noise. Fashion is responding with some literal shoutout to transparency. Let the light through with new pieces from Corey Moranis, Maryam Nassir Zadeh and J. Hannah.