Dress to Impress in Cameron Levin

Subtle sex appeal and modern details distinguish this local line

Stuff the polar fleece and flannel back in your closet: Fashion times in the Northwest, they are a-changing.

The latest evidence of the shift toward sophistication is local designer Cameron Levin’s spring 2014 Blanca collection.

Levin’s visions of a dreamy life in coastal Italy (zipping around on a vintage Vespa, sipping wine on a patio) inspired the breezy, modern pieces, which are made from natural textiles and sustainable fabrics.

Lightweight panels of silk chiffon create a dynamic blocking effect and give the drapey Square top and wrap-tie Bermuda shorts subtle sex appeal. Pants in sueded (machine washable) silk, in solid colors such as black, rose, and gray, provide accessible luxury.

Pair the wide-leg pants with the smart Diamond jacket to diversify your work wardrobe, or slip into the double-cowl tank for a night out.

Levin gives special attention to each design’s movement, form, and function.

Sheer genius.

Available at lovecameron.com, $180-$399.

Photos: Courtesy of Cameron Levin