When many of us think of wardrobe essentials, we think of sober basics: an orthodox trench or a plain white button-up. And while there’s no arguing that purely straightforward pieces fill a functional role in our closets, DVF is looking to expand the definition of “essentials” with its so-titled new collection of updated core wardrobe styles. Along with considered iterations of deceptively simple classics (like white trousers and a knit shell), this season’s lineup includes, for instance, a glittery color-blocked wrap top.
Says chief creative officer Jonathan Saunders of the design initiative: “The idea with the Essentials collection came from the desire to provide her with the pieces that she is drawn to season after season, but always updating the colorways and fabrications to give freshness to her favorite items.” Further, they’re meant to be worn as a framework for louder prints and color seen in the larger seasonal collection. See below for a few of the refreshed staples, followed by more expressive pieces the brand suggests styling them with.
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