For young designers, it is extremely difficult to enter, never-the-less succeed in, the luxury market- fashion’s most snobbish field dominated by the historic French and Italian houses. Sally LaPointe is a rare case who enjoyed a fairly swift journey to the top. Her brand’s ethos of basics with a unique twist is exactly what connects with a broad range of consumers who shy away from spending thousands on trendy pieces that will be out next season, but still seek the visually enticing.
The fur-trimmed knit sweaters, a LaPointe mainstay that have been known to sell out in season’s past, embody the brand’s successes They are somewhat simple in design, but executed with the finest attention to detail, ensuring a perfect, oversized fit. They walked the runway in many enticing iterations- a burgundy turtleneck topped with multi-color fur and paired over a thigh-high slit midi was especially beautiful.
LaPointe kept the look this season long and lean and the color palette autumnal- think burnt orange in the accompaniment of hunter green and burgundy. The string of ensembles in cream and grey that opened the show felt more relaxed, making us yearn for cozy days indoors. Evening wear, as you would expect from LaPointe, was quite unexpected; rich textiles held an exotic influence while shapes echoed those of the jazz age heyday.
From a fur cape to suede joggers andthe season’s best leather utilitarian jacket, LaPointe offered up endless outfit inspiration for the colder months. We want to look like we just walked off her catwalk everyday from October to March- berry lips and all.