Richard Tyler got his start as a tailor to the starsrock stars, that is. The Australian-born designer spent the early part of his career stitching outfits for bands on the run, and his ability to blend that hip, sexy attitude with impeccable tailoring has made him a favorite of women who can afford his four-figure suits.
His new, lower-priced line, Tyler, is a bid to bring that Almost Famous chic to a larger audience. For spring, he showed cropped jackets nipped in at the waist, lightweight suits, delicate chiffon dresses and full-cut, low-slung trousers in ripply washed silk, paired with camisole tops that showed plenty of skin. While the shapes were simple, the dressmaking details that Tyler loves were abundant: pintucking and bands of ruching, embroidery and lettuce edging. And even in a line meant to be casual, Tyler can't help but revel in the subtle delights of tailoring; for example, he lined one gray silk jacket in a girly floral liberty print and added a fitting strapthe kind of thing usually found in bespoke suitsinside another.