It’s not everyday that we find ourselves on a runway with a notable fashion design company, but on January 22nd SRQ CEO and Editor in Chief Lisl Liang was front and center with Lafayette 148 New York’s Creative Director Edward Wilkerson for a collection preview. Together they introduced the gorgeous 2015 Resort Collection at Saks Fifth Avenue at the Mall at University Town Center. With each look that fluttered down the runway, the flawless composition, feminine silhouettes and luxurious fabrics delighted the audience.
As each look was introduced, Wilkerson elaborated on the texture, print, construction and silhouette trends represented in each piece. Among the notable traits of the collection are several looks inspired from his very own artwork. Transforming Wilkerson’s paintings of bold florals, delicate watercolors and edgy impasto designs onto fabric lends a personal touch to the variety of looks within the seasonal line.
The collection of dresses and stylish separates are carefully crafted out of lightweight materials in styles that work perfectly for warm days and sophisticated summer nights. The construction of each piece is a nod to the season: incorporating airy lace with leather adds a feminine edge and lightness that is fresh and easy to wear. Suiting in breezy whites and flowing silks embody the enviable, breezy look of resort style. Always on-trend, Lafayette 148’s leather looks are virtually weightless and lined to keep you fashionably cool – no matter the rising temperature.
SRQ has had the distinct pleasure of getting to know Lafayette 148 through our partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue. As sponsor of our Women In Business program, Saks Fifth Avenue hosts the members of the SRQ Women in Business Leadership Circle for a monthly breakfast series in Sophie’s restaurant. Recognizing the uncanny parallels of the SRQ celebration of outstanding women in our community and Lafayette 148’s #WomenWeLove social media campaign, a friendship between our brands has blossomed.
Find out more about Edward’s inspiration and his creative vision for the Lafayette 148 New York by picking up copy of the January issue of SRQ | The Magazine. Photos from the Resort 2015 runway show can be viewed here.
Special thanks to Saks Fifth Avenue for hosting SRQ at this event, and to Lafayette 148 for including us in their amazing show.