While I was in LA last week, I stopped into Maxfields to do some browsing and spotted this silk velvet bomber jacket from Haider Ackermann. I have been a fan of Haider’s for years – his masterful tailoring, inventive cuts and reinterpretations of classics like the bomber jacket. I wasn’t planning on buying anything in particular, but you know how love at first sight works – I had to have it.
The bomber jacket has been enjoying a trendy resurgence the past couple years, and it’s safe to say it’s a staple here to stay. It’s a great transitional piece that works both in Fall and Spring. This beautiful mustard color is a chic compliment to all the cream hues in my wardrobe. I wore it out for the first time to the book signing for A Touch of Style with Carlos Mota.
Another recent and favorite new discovery is the designer Momoko Masunaga.
I love supporting new designers. When Parsons graduate Momoko reached out to me to wear some of her Japanese-inspired designs, I was thrilled. Momoko is 24 years old and was born and raised in Tokyo. She learned to sew from her grandparents whose trade was the design and manufacture of kimonos at their store and atelier in Tokyo.
Now a post graduate student at Parsons School of Design in New York, Momoko graduated from the prestigious Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo whose alumnae include Yohji Yamamoto and Tsumori Chisato. Since college she has been making custom gowns and dresses for private clients.
I love these modern kimono-style dresses. So simple, yet so chic and timeless.