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.
Need a break from summer’s hyper-saturated hues? Take a softer approach in sleek, understated styles from top names like Vince, Faconnable, and Sandro. You’ll find luxe camel knits, blush button-downs, and ivory cocktail dresses, plus a range of unexpected finds like toffee-striped skinny jeans, pale pink blazers, and tie-dyed maxis.
Take your pick of these stylish finds — from the polished and feminine to the urban-infused — brought to you by some of our favorite designer names, including Catherine Malandrino, Stretta, Cynthia Steffe, and Tucker. Stock up on printed silk dresses, sexy bandage minis, colored skinny jeans, and more. It’s like having a VIP pass to the most covetable closet around.