After spending much of the 1970s and early 1980s working as an interior designer and graphic artist in New York City, Eileen Fisher launched her own women’s clothing label in 1984 with just $350. A bold and daring move, no doubt, but Fisher had reason to be confident. At a time when “fashion-forward” meant wearing lots of neon, exaggerated shoulder pads and eye shadow, Fisher adopted an aesthetic of elegant, timeless simplicity. The approach worked: these days the Eileen Fisher label is a multimillion-dollar business, with retail stores in several countries and full lines of women’s clothing, bedding (through a licensing deal with Garnet Hill), and shoes. Fisher’s dresses, pants, denim, and other designs come in both plus and petite sizes and stay true to the designer’s tradition of choosing clean lines and silhouettes over fleeting trends.
Look polished all season in sharp tailoring and streamlined silhouettes.
You’re invited: Wedding season is official here, and with it comes a flood of invitations. We’ve rounded up an array of fitting looks to tackle every dress code from black-tie formal to breezy, beach chic. Go for maximum polish at elegant, evening affairs in sleek LBDs, jewel-tone gowns, and luxe, handheld clutches. And for “I do’s” set in the sunny outdoors, opt for floral print minis, airy silk maxis, and easy, embellished sandals.
From party-ready frocks to winter-ready jackets, these must-have picks are sure to go fast.
Stock your closet for the season with these versatile, wear-anywhere silhouettes.