Autumn’s barely a day old, and we’re already hooked on winter.
Who to blame for our seasonal misalignment? Troubadour designer Lindsey Carter.
Influenced by bleak, frozen landscapes, her fall collection reads like a modern take on the early ’60s (think Valley of the Dolls) quieted by a heavy snow.
The Minetta sheath sums it up: a monochromatic, boxy A-line with billowing sleeves that gets a bit of edge from an exposed brass zipper down the spine and spans of sheer, crinkled chiffon. Like most of the collection, the silk crepe style comes in white, black, and a pigment-drained pink. Add a feathered trapezoid neckline and shorten the hem, and you have the Cornelia blouse; nix the sleeves in favor of a weightless capelet and oversize breast pocket to arrive at the Felix top (our favorite).
Several pieces depart from that core, but it all remains cohesive: Karate-front tux pants are ruched to capri length and lend some color (chambray, fatigue green), while the flawless silk-wool trench with bell sleeves, epaulets, and tie waist reminds us of an opulent robe.
Available online at shop.troubadourclothing.com, $308-$763.
Photos: Courtesy of Troubadour Clothing
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