Game Night at Paola Hernandez

Mexican designer Paola Hernandez is new to the US market—and still seeking out the right retailers—but I'll say that this collection should help greatly on that front. And what a lovely little presentation she pulled together at The Inn at Irving Place. Any time I'm on Irving Place, I feel calmer. It's one of those nooks of NYC that are just so peaceful. The models, both boys and girls, were set up around the room in different settings: playing chess, Scrabble, and backgammon, or reading books and drinking tea. And it wasn't fake. Paola even asked everyone at the casting who knew/liked playing all the games and they brought their own books. And the clothes themselves speak to a downtown intellectual crew. They're sharp and crisp (with a few slouchy tees thrown in for good measure) in mostly black and white. Smart, simple, and easy to wear. So retail, let's get on this one, pronto. I pretty much wanted every piece. Now who's up for a game of Scrabble?

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