Lauren Moffatt‘s fall collection was right up our alley–almost literally, as it took place across the street from our former office (and only 3 blocks from our current one) on Mott St. at The Old School. We couldn’t imagine a more relaxed, unpretentious, and adorable start to to fashion week. From the perfect venue to the staging of the presentation to the clothes themselves, everything was an example of Moffatt’s unrelenting attention to detail. Moffatt, who is as lovely as her clothes, told us she has always loved the simultaneously buttoned up and undone look of school girls and the venue lent itself really well to the concept.
The school reminded me and probably everyone of elementary school, even if the 6 foot tall models weren’t the most believable as children. In one room, models clad in romantic dresses painted on canvases like an art class. The other room was set up like a traditional classroom with books on every desk and had a chemistry area with actual dry ice in beekers.
We love it when designers seem to really love what they do and have fun doing it. As for the clothes, there wasn’t a single thing I didn’t want. Click through for the full collection.
Photos: Hannah Thomson/Dhani Mau