February 15, 2011
NYFW: Elizabeth and James F/W 11
Much like you, dear readers, we adore all things Elizabeth and James, which is why we were so excited to get an exclusive first look at the brand's upcoming pre-fall and fall collection during fashion week. We stopped by the showroom yesterday and were delighted to find a tightly edited collection with bohemian-glam sensibilities"a vibe that makes perfect sense when we hear that Marianne Faithfull is the muse this season. So what does that mean? Lots of incredibly cool fur vests, some perfectly tailored pieces, like a pair of high-waisted, wide-leg trousers with leather detailing (very Keith Richards), semi-sheer bow-tie blouses in subtle prints, a dark denim suit with a '70s silhouette, and feather accents (on a print halter maxi dress, tops, and more). Also worth nothing: little t-shirts with leather sleeves, chunky-knit cowlneck sweaters, and blazer with leather sleeve details and collars. Aside from the clothes, we're also delighted to report that Elizabeth and James is launching their first optical collection shortly and all the offerings are darling. The glasses will arriving in stores at the end of May and the styles are incredible darling, especially the circular wire frames. The brand is also expanding their sunglasses soon, including an incredible pair of geometric sunglasses with totally flat lenses and gray frames, which are incredibly chic too.