What's New at Hirshleifers - March 2019
March 4, 2019
A loose and laguid mood prevailed for Attico's spring collection -- one taken straight out of a Slim Aarons poolside photo of ladies relaxing, resting and enjoying life. A mash-up of the decades, although always with a nod to vintage, this collection featured a healthy dose of sparkle and sequins and saturated pastel feathers, oh my! Glamour for the decades! While nostalgic by design, the pieces are modern in their wear-now attitude: micro-minis, velvet party dresses and high-waisted jodhpurs ran the gamut from decadent to plain fun -- much like the Attico client herself.
If Amina Muaddi knows anything, it is most certainly shoes. Growing up between Jordan, Romania and Italy, followed by studies at the European Institute of Design in Milan, that talented scenester and "It-girl" has quickly emerged as one of footwear's most buzzed-about talents. Muaddi's delicious designs (think sleek stilettos, boots and sandals with light-catching embellishments), immediately recognizable by their unique, yet comfort-ensuring, sculptural heel, cites her Middle Eastern heritage and close girl friends (Attico's Gilda Ambrosio and Giorgia Tordini are among two of the closest) as inspiration. On a side note, she continues to collaborate with French couturier Alexander Vauthier on his eponymous shoe line (which she designs to this day).
With knitted crop tops, roomy trousers and wetsuits, Yoon Ahn took Ambush to the beach for spring -- waves and all. Beachware in its most basic form, it was infused with a marked streetwear element meant to wear off the beach. Ahn worked with neoprene for the first time, pairing her wetsuits with knits -- including oversize cotton and linen shirts -- and, as an alternative, trousers with ivory cords dangling from the waist. For colder climates, highlights included puffer coats boasting double layered front panels.