You might recognize Akiko clothing designer Akiko Cook from Bravo’s <i>Launch My Line</i> reality show, on which she was a contestant in 2009. Cook didn’t win <I>Launch</i> that year, but she has definitely won our hearts with her exquisite collection of women’s jersey and silk tops and dresses. Belted, pleated, sleeveless or tied, maxi dress or mini, Akiko’s ultra-feminine, woven silk frocks feature gorgeous floral or art-inspired prints and distinctive details such as leather trim or embroidery. Based in Los Angeles, Cook founded her label in 2004 with a line of T-shirts and rapidly refocused her attention to designing the casual-sophisticated clothes that have made her a favorite among celebs such as Selena Gomez and Paris Hilton.
With summer just around the corner, there’s no harm in stocking up on a few fetching basics — the kind of pieces that can be dressed up or down for a perfectly ladylike look that works season after season. And there’s no shortage of polished picks here, from fluttering silk dresses and soft, embroidered tops to pleated maxi skirts and chic collared blouses.
Calling all jetsetters: We’re in the mood to bust out our brightest colors and boldest prints for spring. Get inspired by the world's most colorful cultures with these vibrant picks. Animals motifs are always in-demand — spotted on maxis and breezy sweater dresses — and you'll be dreaming of far-off locales with this crop of ikats, tropical florals, and psychedelic paisleys. Designers like Vera Wang, Tucker, and Antik Batik give you the passport to exotic chic.
Don’t miss out on this mix of super-flattering silhouettes made for the sunny months ahead.
When it comes to throw-on-and-go ease, nothing beats a wardrobe full of breezy dresses, flowing tanks, chic maxi skirts, and flattering tops that can be worn a million different ways and well into fall. This sale has all of our favorite styles: sheer tanks, flared tops, pretty dresses, and everything in between. Have your pick of versatile neutrals or bold prints; easy jersey or luxe silk; and details like beading, halter tops, waist-cinching ties, and delicate ruffles.