girl. by Band of Outsiders
A far cry from the brightly colored, sporty versions we spot on the slopes, Sternberg's sophisticated puffer vest is suitable for a cool city girl. Its cropped, shrunken shape and micro floral print offers the perfect mix of sporty and sweet.
Rose Intarsia Sweater ($315)
We love this flashcard version of a floral motif jumper. The snug silhouette ensures it's still a figure-flattering piece. Slip it on with worn-in skinny jeans and flats for off-duty nonchalance.
Flower Full Length Skirt ($330)
The dark background on this chiffon floral print skirt gives it a Wild West-meets-gothic-drama feel. Style it with a cropped leather jacket and boots that disappear under the hem.
Floral Ami Pants ($325)
These slouchy silk trousers can be worn with the puffer vest if you want to try your own take on the matching pantsuit, or they can fly solo with a sleeveless silk blouse and '90s-style creepers.
Pink Peplum Blouse ($245)
A long-sleeved blouse has a bit of a Victorian-slash-prairie feel with a ruffled collar and peplum. Balance out the structure with more casual pieces, like faded, distressed jeans and ankle boots.--Tiffany Tse
Q&A with Scott Sternberg
What inspired the start of your design career?
I worked in the entertainment industry for years and found it to be slow, boring, and somehow not concrete enough for me. I had a strong desire to make things for a living--objects, something physical--and fashion made the most sense based on how much I loved and understood clothing.
What was the inspiration behind this season's collection?
A trip to Mexico City and a few Sergio Leone spaghetti westerns.
spaghetti westerns http://www.whowhatwear.com/website/full-article/currently-channeling-spaghetti-westerns/ How would you style specific pieces from this collection? Do you have a favorite piece in the collection?
My favorite piece is a bib dress that's cut in a feather print on silk crepe de chine.
What kind of girl do you envision wearing your clothing?
All types, really. We have two women's collections-boy. and girl.-that play on notions of androgyny and beauty which I think all women embrace in some way in their personal style.
How does your design process for a collection start?
With girl., it always starts with the prints.
Images courtesy of Band of Outsiders.