Quiet luxury, stealth wealth, anti-viral. You've probably heard these terms thrown around a lot recently, especially if you're an avid Who What Wear reader. No matter what you call it, there's an undeniable shift happening now from excess to nondescript style. Quiet luxury defines both a class of anti-logo designer goods (as we've reported on) and an aesthetic that emphasizes superior quality, detailed craftsmanship, and the kind of classic and timeless style that makes luxury clothing a worthwhile investment.
As for where you might find these kinds of high-end wardrobe foundations, well, I just stumbled upon a treasure trove of them. This year, I made it my mission to shop for new clothes with a "fewer, but better" mindset. So when I had the chance to discover Brochu Walker, the maker of superb essentials, at their L.A. headquarters last month, I was instantly curious to learn more. While the name of the brand is derived from founding designers Lisa Brochu and Lauren Walker, Brochu Walker has operated with owner and CEO Karine Dubner at the helm since 2013. Known for cloud-like cashmere and an effortless Californian style, Brochu Walker has been a mainstay at retailers like Shopbop and Saks Fifth Avenue. And yet the quality of its pieces is hard to fully grasp without experiencing it in person.
I had the pleasure of test-driving six of its elevated essentials, and after feeling the fabrics and experiencing the fit, all I have to say is wow. See how I'm styling six of Brochu Walker's best basics below and get inspired by the quiet-luxury outfits I put together with each.