Though we have a long standing list of all-important French indulgences¬--like browsing Colette, listening to Phoenix, and imbibing Chateau d'Yquem whenever permitted¬--today we are compelled to present our newest necessity: IRO. Originally launched in 2004 by two Parisian brothers, Laurent and Arik Bitton, the collection is full of M.O.D. slouchy staples in luxurious fabrics and a few dangerously sexy pieces that are oh-so Roitfeldesque. No wonder that the line is a beloved staple in Europe and a favorite for fashion plates like Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, and Ginnifer Goodwin. As if these accolades weren't enough, recently IRO got the ultimate seal of approval via a personal order placed by none other than Kate Moss herself. (She is the ultimate fashion bellwether; as Glossy Mossy goes, so goes the fashion world!) Check out a few of our favorite pieces in today's story and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for this fabulous line. It's just the sort of French dressing you'll want to order¬...
Kilav T-Shirt ($96)
Of all the many must-buy pieces, we simply couldn't resist including the artfully destroyed Kilav T-Shirt. Though there has been plenty of buzz regarding Balmain's Slashed Army T-Shirt ($1625)¬--yes you read that right¬--we do advocate checking out this more wallet-friendly version of the rough-and-tumble top. Paired with khaki pants and killer heels, this IRO selection is astronomically chic (with a more grounded price tag to match!).
Begued Skirt ($105)
If Isabel Marant and Alexander Wang's designs mated, the offspring would look a whole lot like this Begued Skirt. The mini skirt is made out of a heather gray sweatshirt material, which is a super-adorable, casual chic choice and perfect for spring's sporty styles (even the drawstring waistband works with the athletic trend!). Be sure to pair it with a printed top or fitted blazer for an al fresco evening!
Colav Jacket ($580)
Around the WhoWhatWear.com offices, the studded little leather jacket is a hot commodity. So when we spied the white Colay Jacket, we knew we had a winner on our hands! The oversized moto is a key transitional piece, and the refreshing white tone of this outrageously-eighties inspired future classic is the perfect way to brighten up your wardrobe! And, if you're simply looking for a classic biker option, don't miss the Agal Leather Jacket ($560), another winning option!
Eni Pants ($730, 212.966.3626)
Drab olive and khaki pants are de rigueur, but we think these suede slacks are the perfect way to incorporate the trend into your spring rotation. IRO's Eni Pants come complete with the season's must-have cargo pocket details and lacing at the ankle, which adds to the very French Editrix feel to these trousers! Can't get down with the cargo? Well no worries, you've got options too; try the Mishga Pants ($234) for a silky gray version in a slightly stripped-down style.