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Resort 2012 Inspiration


    Our Resort collection, now in stores, was inspired by the unique atmosphere of Montauk. Driftwood-strewn beaches, sun-bleached hues, and sea-washed textures were on our designers’ minds as they conjured up a relaxed, playful mood. The interplay between lightweight wool, smooth silk, rippled brocade and soft, brushed cotton capture the layers of the seaside haven, while design details, quietly tucked away where you’d least expect them, delight upon discovery.

    Steven and the design team guide you through some of our most popular Resort pieces:

    The Slit Cuff Sweater starts with classic detailing and fit but we’ve introduced a slight twist with the addition of a chest pocket (just the right size for an iPhone or BlackBerry) as well as an interesting open cuff detail.  The slit in the cuff allows you to roll the sweater cuff up once in the same way you would roll up your shirt cuff (or with your shirt cuff) without pinching your forearm.


    Our Flap Pocket Collegiate Shirt, offered in a really nice “end-on-end” plaid which has a nice texture and more depth than a basic plain weave plaid.  Also of note are the real Troca shell buttons we use.


    The Raglan Crewneck Sweatshirt is an ode to everyone’s favorite 1970′s sweatshirt that they found buried in their parents closet and revived to be their own layering essential.  Made from beautiful vintage replica heathered french terry from Japan.

    Our Shelby Skirt is the perfect holiday party skirt. It’s something you can take from day to evening. It features intricate stitching details and the gold brocade was inspired by my son’s collection of seashells that I have sitting on my desk.

    The Cynthia Dress is newly interpreted in polka dots and we love the length. Also great worn over tights and layered under  Demylee’s Josie Rib Cardigan.

    Our James Pant is one of our new favorite pants. It’s reminiscent of a boy’s pant in its silhouette and looks adorable.

    Mood board images: beach stairs – Timothy Schenck, woman by the sea – Jane Paterson, fence and grass – Jason Miller

    This entry was posted on Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 11:04 pm and is filed under In Stock, Inspiration, New Arrivals, Resort 2012, Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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  1. miss sophie says:

    i love the webshop and blog redesign! everything looks so fresh and inspiring and open with the much easier-to-navigate format. wish i were in nyc this season to check out the f/w and resort pieces. that polka dot dress is definitely on my wishlist :-)