Madonna, Diddy, J.Crew. All proof that if you want to last, you’ve got to reinvent.
The latest ’90s star to refashion: Tocca. Currently known for candles, cosmetics, and fragrances, the brand returns to its ready-to-wear roots with Australian-born designer Emma Fletcher pulling the threads.
Tocca’s new West Village boutique thrills with a buttoned-up sexiness we’ve missed since Fletcher put the kibosh on her former line, Lyell. Fall brings LBDs: a mock turtleneck with lace panels covering decolletage; a structured, cap-sleeve version; and a shifty, long-sleeve number with petal hem.
Weighty wool coats come in tweed, navy, or black. Neutral and jewel-tone silk blouses with Peter Pan collars pair with scalloped shorts. Lingerie — an aqua-patterned bodysuit designed to show cheek, bralettes, knickers — can be worn alone or with a cashmere cardigan.
Which is right on the (Marky) mark.
Tocca, 605 Hudson Street, at West 12th Street (212-255-3801 or tocca.com), $45-$615.
Photo: Courtesy of Tocca