You won't really find any of this season's already-emerging trends or overused styling tricks in Sophie Theallet's latest collection and that's just the way she (and we) likes it.
Theallet doesn't really aim to shock or revolutionize. She makes clothes that are elegant, timeless, unassuming and so, so pretty. Reserved and modest but inimitably chic.
This collection was no exception and while her button-downs, A-line skirts, sweaters, trousers and jackets may have been practical, they weren't boring. Her washed out color palette of reds, oranges and blues was gorgeous in subtle color blocking. We loved a black and orange floral print peeking out of a slit in a grey sheath dress; a red and orange pleated dress with almost an ombré effect; and a finale of modest but red carpet-worthy gowns.
We also counted several skirts, blouses and dresses that would be perfect for the FLOTUS should she choose to wear something other than Jason Wu next fall.
Theallet, who won the $100,000 regional Woolmark prize last year, is up this year for the International Woolmark Prize. Franca Sozzani and Diane von Furstenberg are on the committee and we could see both of them loving this collection as much as we did.