There’s design history — 8 AM lectures in drafty classrooms, slide shows about 19th century textile production, panic attack-inducing midterms — and then there’s Design History: the emerging clothing label noted for its chic, luxurious knits for women and girls. One will require you to fill your head with esoteric factoids about the evolution of fashion ("did you know that cable knit sweaters were first popularized by Irish fishermen?"), while the other will inspire you to fill your (or your little one's) wardrobe with soft cashmere and merino wool cardigan sweaters, jackets, textured pullovers, luxe sweater dresses, and soft jersey maxi-dresses and tops. One of the best things about Design History's duds: You can layer them for dozens of looks — from office-casual to special occasion. Some people study their design history. Others wear it.
There's nothing drab about this crop of grays. Lace tops, striped turtlenecks, layer-ready vests, and comfy tees are joined by decidedly more daring pieces: just look at standouts like the dramatic silk trousers, the edgy asymmetric trench, and the woven canvas coat — from names like Marni, Derek Lam, Vince, and more.
If you let the perfect bag or pair of shoes pass you by this season, here’s your chance to make up for it in Fuse’s final accessories sale. More than 40 fantastic designers – including Rosegold, West/Feren, Bloch and BCBG MAXAZRIA – are offering deep discounts on heels, sneaks and flats. And it’s not just shoes – you’ll find crossbody bags, colorful clutches and buttery totes, too.
When are stripes and polka dots not perfectly on trend? The perennially favored patterns are this sale's raison d'etre, and appear in various iterations throughout this striking array: Flashy sequin stripes adorn a hip cardigan; graphic spots make for an edgy printed blouse; maritime-inspired tees are ever-so-French; and dotted chiffon dresses lend irresistible sweetness. Everything here proves once again why the classics never go out of style.
Get in line with the classic print that always stands out