It might be Pre-Fall, but Wren's girl is hot. Considering the midsummer delivery date, designer Melissa Coker presented a lovely little set of easy, breezy tops and separates that will serve her customer well until the chill sets in. Coker likes to work in vignettes. The first was a series of navy and white tops, bottoms, skirts, and dresses. "Chic and easy," the designer called them, and she wasn't wrong: A narrow, below-the-knee shirtdress in white showed just a hint of skin at the ribcage, while a white suspender skirt looked cute paired with a navy-and-white-striped tee, the word "Bonjour" jokingly stamped across the front.
Coker's customers have been responding well to her knits, and so she's started making more of them. The standout this season was a pencil skirt and cropped tank in a stained-glass print worn with a pair of simple white sneakers. Coker also experimented with a mesh fabric that she found in Portugal, printing it with a rich purple-and-teal floral pattern.
There were several mini themes throughout the collection, but it felt cohesive anyway. For many years, Wren has seemed like a big, fun project more than a full-fledged line. But that's changed, and now Coker has a brand on her hands. It'll be fun to see where she takes it next.