Designing clothing for Soft Surroundings is the best job in the world!
We just returned from England and France where we treasure-hunted through flea markets, boutiques, vintage stores and obscure designer lofts in search of inspiration for the wonderful collections we’ll be designing for you over the next year.
We were so inspired and excited by all new direction we found to interpret. Fresh ideas were everywhere – not only in the various stores and markets but on women of every age as they sipped café au lait or hurried through the streets to their next appointment. European women have always had a way with clothes, they make it look so effortless. That’s what we want for you too.
Unexpected combinations made the greatest statement – like; reworked classics updated with modern touches; tailoring and structure, combined with romantic and drapey; glamorous and alluring with ultra casual.
This years collections included perfect shades of traditionally chic colors like camel and gray, accented with a touch of leopard or a pinch of plaid. Layering is still the perfect way to express your individuality . Fur accents everything from coats and dresses to soft tee shirts. Comfy loungewear pants styled with tailored tweed jackets are an unexpected combination and exude a relaxed sophisticated style.
Don’t forget about the statement piece, whether it’s a fabulous accessory or an investment sweater. Every collection shows them. What a terrific way to update your wardrobe! With so many ways to reinvent yourself this season, it’s one of my favorites of all time. Have fun with your clothes, make your own rules – it’s what style is all about.