Do you love “luxurious wearable fashion”? If the answer is “yes!”, you need to know about Thalé Blanc. Deborah Sawaf, Thale Blanc’s Founder & Creative Director, designed for Valentino & Gianfranco Ferre prior to launching Thalé Blanc. Ms. Sawaf debuted Thalé Blanc with gorgeous couture quality handbags, & she was just getting started.
This season, she’s expanded into sportswear. The well curated collection is every bit as luxurious as Michael Kors at the top of his game. As with MK Collection, these pieces are functional luxury that you can wear all day long from dropping the kids off at school, to a special gathering with a small circle of friends.
Working for MK, I developed a life-long obsession with & appreciation for beautiful, luxurious top-of-the line fabrics. Watching Deborah’s show made me want to reach out & grab one of the braided handle hobo bags to smell the rich leather & to run my hands on the long Brown leather coat that looked as soft as “buttah”.
The cozy cashmere sweaters & lambskin leather coats & jackets flowed easily around the body allowing ease of movement. Although they appear comfortable, Thalé Blanc is the antithesis of frumpy. This label is about haute self-confident femininity. It takes self-confidence to put on her long Fuchsia halter dress & also requires polished hair & makeup to go with it to do these clothes justice. Separates here that could easily become core pieces in your winter wardrobe: the Brown leather jacket, a cheetah print pullover with Black leather fringe, the asymmetric khaki skirt with Orange lacing & matching hooded cocoon style coat.
Last but not least is Ms. Sawaf’s decision to embrace the growing ‘see now buy now’ trend , ie: showing in season & having the clothes immediately available for purchase. Almost the entire collection is available on-line at www.ThaleBlanc.com. Items are available immediately or as a pre-order with a 5 week order to delivery wait.
-Vivian Kelly (@thefashionhistorian)
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