A woman can never go wrong when she chooses chic designs that are made fresh with a spin on classic silhouettes. Lafayette 148 New York’s pieces fit the bill and the Spring 2011 collection combines glam embellishments and sultry detailing for fashion that is feminine, functional and downright charming.
The company was founded in 1996 and takes its name from its Manhattan address. Strict attention to detail and expert craftmanship are seen in each design and each collection echoes the finesse and spirit that is inherent to New York City. Edward Wilkerson is the brand’s Design Director (which he has been for 13 years) and he pulls his inspiration from travel and the women he meets in his everyday life.He honed his skills with some of the top designers in the world including Calvin Klein and Donna Karan and their influence can still be seen in the sophisticated yet functional pieces he designs each season.
For Spring 2011, timeless styles like the trench, day dress and blazer are re-worked in cool fabrics and metallic colors for something that is fresh for the season ahead. A pair of high-waisted shorts are paired with a long jacket, a chunky statement necklace and strappy sandals with a sky-high heel for a look that blends retro and modern femme fatale seamlessly. A classic shirtdress in an olive green with rolled short sleeves is also a standout piece that is perfect for both days in the office or weekends spent jetsetting.
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