Pre-Fall 2018 Collection
Faint notes of breaking waves. The fragrance of ocean salt swept in by a golden hour breeze. Shadows of palm leaves cast on a porch made warm from the late summer sun.
For pre-fall, Designers Monica Paolini and Sean Monahan marry modern and vintage influences with contemporary riffs on nostalgic details, like corset-embellished pants and a factory jumpsuit fabricated in acid wash Japanese denim. Delicate touches such as embroidered lace and handsewn pom poms amass a dreaminess the collection has long been rooted in.
Silhouette remains feminine with A-line dresses featuring knotted and twisted bands that snip in the waistline. Victorian-meets-folk necklines stay put as do ruffled blouses and day dresses that feel fitting for a high summer road trip to the coastline. Proportion enters the conversation with ultra-wide legs and voluminous shoulders and sleeves that lend balance to the season’s offering of tapered trousers.
On the menu for color is a palatable scheme awash in sun-stained whites and new neutrals like terracotta and jade. A fresh array of prints also crop up: Peyton Multi Plaid, Riviera Stripes, and the Gemma Cotton Border Print—a vintage pattern unearthed on a recent holiday to Tokyo.