On a trip to Shanghai last year, L.A. based designer Geren Ford discovered a little-known Chinese artist, LanLan, whose work dates back to the 1930s–an era of style that fits perfectly with Ford’s effortlessly elegant yet simple aesthetic.
After a visit to her showroom in SoHo this week, we learned that LanLan’s paintings and travels to Paris inspired Ford’s latest collection.
Loose-fitting trousers in fuchsia, navy, and black were paired with feminine tanks adorned with ruffles and bows. LanLan’s luggage played muse to leather jackets and mini skirts in a creamy burnt amber hue. Ford takes a cue from 1930s style by giving basic sweaters and henley shirts sex appeal with inserts of sheer fabrics.
Our favorite piece was a blue printed maxi dress with a dolman sleeve and slit up the front that we instantly fell in love with.