Fall fashion month is so jammed packed with shows, many of them extravaganzas with A-list attendees. Even the Queen got into the act! I still can’t get over that one. Small collections that show real clothes, the kind that can walk right off the runway and into your wardrobe, can easily get overshadowed in the melee. Looking back, here are three fall collections that should not be missed.
Laura Cramer and Starr Hout of New York based Apiece Apart makes it their business to provide women with real wearable clothes. The designing duo knows how to give it enough edge and a distinct cool girl look to keep their clients coming back for more. I imagine if you had a fair amount of Apiece Apart in your closet that annoying dilemma of not knowing what to wear would completely disappear.
Australian born, Paris based, Martin Grant has been making clean, elegant clothes for many years. Fashion insiders know and love him for the timeless appeal of his clothes and the fantastic make. His clothes are quality in every way and true investment pieces. Fall was long, fluid and clean with shots of color. Though one of the strongest looks was his beige shearling over slim pants, a quiet showstopper.
The designer Ece Ege and sister Ayse founded the Turkish label, Dice Kayec in 1992 with a collection of 15 poplin shirts. Twenty-five years on it would be difficult to place the collections in chronological order. Each collection is timeless and original. The common thread throughout is a mastery of sculptural shapes and an emphasis on strong silhouettes. Ege also has a talent to employ embroideries in an inventive way, without reference the dominant players in this arena.