We’re feeling a sexy, silky, velvety moment coming on, one that has us ready to dress up and head out into the night. But instead of leaving comfort behind, we’re bringing it along for an elegant ride. Get ready to ease into a new kind of glamour.
The current moment is tailor-made for dresses, coats and made-to-match sets that do all the work for you, providing plenty of style without getting too complicated: Think easy perfection that comes from a combination of strong silhouettes, sensuous materials and a powerful lineup of patterns. Just pull on one of these statement-making looks and walk out the door.
Ready to sink into something more sumptuous? Lean into lush velvets, lustrous silks and shimmery beaded trims in hues that are just a bit muted—think goes-with-everything gold that veers toward brown, creamy ivory that’s less stark than white, dramatic notes of black—and offer all the sizzle of 1920s Paris. Josephine Baker would approve.
The home accents we’re feeling right now? Contemporary pieces that put an updated spin on the streamlined geometry of Art Deco. The forms are still stylized, the angles still abundant, and the metals are still mixed, but with a new sense of warmth that feels just right for today. They’re the bridge between traditional and modern that elevates every room.
SET THE TABLE
Floral china is always a pretty touch, but sometimes you need a sleek and streamlined reprieve. Find it in these Deco-inspired tabletop pieces: Balancing powerful geometry with fanciful lines and marrying highly stylized shapes with organic strokes, they capture the tension between hard and soft that made Jazz Age design so deliciously dramatic.
Styled by Olga Naiman.
THIS STORY ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN THE FALL 2022 ISSUE OF FREDERIC. CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE!