Ferkel Collection Debuts

Clothes you'll fall for


From velour sweats and muumuus to leggings as pants, we’re all guilty of clumsy wardrobe choices made in the name of comfort.

Get back to looking fly with Ferkel, a new line from Japan-born, New York-based duo Yasuharu Yamasaki and Miki Ikeda (Anna Sui).

The established pattern makers combined their expertise (Yamasaki’s lies in menswear, while Ikeda focuses on women) to produce crisp dress shirts in feminine prints and glampy utilitarian outerwear.

Start from the bottom with Sherlock Holmes-esque wool houndstooth cropped pants with grosgrain trim. A semi-shiny quilted vest with hidden fur around the collar is ideal for transition weather; wear it over a navy floral-printed oxford or smock shirt with mandarin collar and elastic hem in white with mini roses.

Our favorite piece, a quilted down skirt with snap buttons and wool pockets, reminds us of what a modern-day Phyllis Nefler would wear.

Whoa, mama.

Available at ilwyw.com, $200-$360. To see styles, go to ferkel.us.

Photos: Courtesy of Ferkel