Emerging designer Kimberly Ovitz is no fashion fledgling. A former intern for legendary fashion photographer Herb Ritts and the Chanel design atelier in Paris, Ovitz is a virtuoso when it comes to choosing flattering cuts that accentuate women’s sensuality. Launched in 2009, her eponymous ready-to-wear collection includes ethereal mesh tops and body-hugging dresses in basic black or white, as well as gauzy maxi-dresses and monochromatic sweaters in neutral hues. The Hisu Warrior, a long-sleeved dress marked by textured geometric shapes, is a stand-out, as is the perfectly pintucked Glavis mini dress. In 2012 Ovitz debuted O by Kimberly Ovitz, an elegant, eco-friendly collection of minimalist separates. In addition to appearing in the pages of <i>W</i>, <i>Elle</i>, and other major fashion publications, Ovitz’s designs have graced the likes of Cameron Diaz and Anne Hathaway.
When we think downtown chic, we immediately think of Doo.Ri, Tart, and Leroy & Perry. So it’s no coincidence that all of those designers (and more!) are featured in today’s roundup of trendy separates. Think studded mini-dresses, leather panel dresses, fitted jackets, and borrowed-from-the-boys tuxedo pants.
Time and time again, emerging designer Kimberly Ovitz manages to stun us with a simple palette of black and white. And her latest mix for Gilt is no exception: Sharp, asymmetric cuts, hint-of-skin cutouts, irregular patterns, and figure-flattering fits give these dresses and separates an of-the-moment edge. To create a look that's guaranteed to trigger double-takes, make like our stylists and pair these picks with red pumps.
Spot a piece that has your name on it? Snag it before it's too late—each item in this assortment is the only one left of its kind. Check back throughout the day for new styles, from versatile accessories perfect for the workday to dresses and layer-friendly separates you'll live in all season long.
Want to score of-the-moment wintertime styles by some of your favorite designer names for less? This mix of essential separates, dresses, and accessories — by Hat Attack, Calvin Klein, and more — makes dressing for the cold weather simple.