Miss Moffatt’s namesake collection launched in October 2000, and by January 2001, she was named one of ten up-and-coming talents in <i>Women’s Wear Daily</i>. The true definition of a hands-on designer, Moffatt sewed all her own pieces for her first two seasons from a thirty-one-foot sailboat home docked in the Hudson River. Inspired by luxe fabrics, colors, and textures, her vintage-chic, ultra-feminine women’s line has since expanded to include swimwear, handbags, and accessories. The Lauren Moffatt label has become a favorite among young Hollywood trendsetters like Cameron Diaz, Eva Mendes, and Ashley Olsen.
While perfect for the tropics, this sexy, summery assortment would feel right at home in plenty of other hip locales. Striking colors and eye-popping prints give many of these mini sheaths, rompers and tees their red-hot appeal. In other cases, it’s all about the draping, as seen in dolman-sleeve poncho dresses, swingy studded halter-tops and silky jumpsuits with wide legs and blouson bodices.
Beaded cardigans, graphic-print skirts, and more whimsical riffs on your favorite staples.
Chill out this spring with dresses and separates in cool hues.
Meet the new romantic! A marriage of traditionally feminine and tough details give this crop of dresses, separates and accessories a distinctly modern appeal. Bows, lace and rosettes adorn dangerously high stilettos; drapey silk chiffon tops are less romantic thanks to dangling chain links; and a ruffled silk dress feels more punk than girly when rendered in eye-popping fluorescent pink. There is plenty to fall in love with.