December 01, 2009 New York
Elie Tahari is looking to draw a younger clientele while maintaining his core customer. That's a tricky balance—but one that Tahari and his team pulled off in this pre-fall collection. After an overly trendy Spring show, the designer tweaked his offerings to stay true to the sophistication his brand represents while exploring on-point silhouettes. Pantsuits were draped—not tailored—and paired with slouchy tees and chunky necklaces. There were textured leather leggings, a great-looking sleek taupe suede biker jacket, and a near-perfect T-shirt dress. In short: strong separates a forty- or fiftysomething would wear to look current or a hip twentysomething could incorporate to polish up her wardrobe.
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