Never talk to strangers.
And you may miss out on something good.
Named after a dapper gent who offered casual encouragement to the burgeoning designers, Harvey Faircloth provides stylish contradictions like a gutsy work wardrobe and glam casual wear.
The elegant but playful clothes call on different eras and artsy inspirations. (Russian photographer Alexey Brodovitch, The Seven Year Itch, and Native American beading feature prominently for fall.)
French designer Paul Poiret and the mime Pierrot influenced a ruffled collar silk drawstring dress. Pajamas from the ’30s and housewife aprons from the ’50s served as models for cotton blouses. Cropped pants and a high-waisted blue plaid skirt are positively ’80s Lagerfeld.
This is an obvious instance when talk is chic.
Available at Birgitta, 5410 22nd Avenue Northwest (206-547-2425 or blackbirdballard.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Harvey Faircloth