Friday, June 10, 2005
Fashion Forward: St. John
Words like prim and proper don't usually describe South Florida style. But they do have a time and place. Now one designer is delivering the best of both worlds. Here's 7's Shireen Sandoval with tonight's fashion forward.
WSVN -- Tailored knits, cute classics and matchy matchy style.
When it comes to the St. John fashion house, you don't exactly think super sexy.
St. John Patricia Rivero: "In the past we were noted for knits and primarily for dressing older women."
But today, it's out with the old and in with the new.
Patricia: "We are mixing more interesting colors and textures in the process of the knitting and also introducing solids and woven fabrics to break up the machines of the collection."
This season, get ready for sexy stiletto's, jazzed up jeans and even a little skin.
This suite and blouse becomes something entirely different once you slip off the brooch.
Even the lace detail on the jackets snaps off to give a more laid back look.
Patricia: "Not everyone wants to have such a fancy trim on a jacket, you want the jacket to be able to be worn with a suite, all the way down through down to a jean or white pant or a khaki."
A navy jacket never looked hotter with a tied up tank underneath or keep it more conservative with a simple skirt.
Patricia: "You can dress it up or down, you can wear it to the office, you can carpool in it, you can wear it on the weekend, to the movies, it's just lifestyle dressing."
And for South Florida that means you'll need nighttime attire too.
Patricia: "Evening is always something that we are noted for."
A tailored tuxedo suite looks simple and sleek with a sparkling camisole, or try this silk top with a sheer cape and you've taken the look from super simple to super style.
Patricia: "The chiffon cape can be worn as cape over, anything from an evening gown, it can be worn with just about anything. You also have the option of tying it around your waist."
St. John also has a great swimwear line.
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