Icelandic fashion designer Steinunn Sigurðardóttir has worked at enough European labels (Gucci, La Perla) and American fashion houses (Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein) to make for one very impressive international résumé. The sculptural dresses and tactile 3-D knits she designs for Steinunn, the eponymous women’s collection she founded in 2000, fall somewhere between subversively pretty and avant-garde dark. Flattering silhouettes make Steinunn the perfect choice for a shot of moody glamour.
Icelandic designer Steinunn Sigurðar sees things a little differently. Think hook-and-eye closures, grommeted bowties and slanted, ruffled peplums — and that’s just one tailored jacket. One part sculptor and one part kooky subversive, Steinunn’s suits, dresses and 3-D knits are rare finds outside of Europe and unique additions to any designer collection.
From trendy separates to classic frocks, this sundry selection features big style from big design talent. Check out standouts like Jen Kao’s effortlessly sexy relaxed tops, from oversize almost-sheer tees to featherweight tanks. And Jonathan Saunders goes bold with splashes of color on floor-sweeping gowns and ruffled silk cocktail dresses.