Photo Courtesy of L'Wren ScottLuxury designer L’Wren Scott got her start in the fashion business at an early age. She left her native Utah at 18 to pursue modeling in Paris, where she had a successful career in front of the camera and made it her duty to learn from the best. While there, she made the smart choice of befriending designers and pattern cutters to broaden her knowledge of the industry, and upon returning to the U.S. the model-turned-stylist experienced success hand-picking ensembles for celebrities and movies, as well as becoming the first style director of the Academy Awards. She gained a reputation for knowing how to make women look their best on camera and off with body-hugging and elongating cuts.
Scott changed directions for a second time when she decided to put her skills and knowledge from styling others into action by creating her own luxury fashion line. Launched in 2006, Scott’s brand consists of collections that have actual titles, rather than following the traditional acknowledgement of seasons. Her latest, “Tea Time,” consists of rich colors, mixed textures and architectural shapes that are inspired by England from the early 1900’s to the Pre-War era.
Thanks to her experience in dressing not only Hollywood’s elite, but also herself, Scott is famous for understanding what women want and need in their wardrobe to be able to move comfortably. This translates beautifully into the high-waisted items we see in her collections, most notably in many of her knee- and calf-length pencil skirts. The hourglass figure produced by her silhouettes also produces a beautiful fluidity to the movement of her clothing.
Sophisticated slacks and outerwear are other elements to this collection, with the added bonus of vibrant and bold color use. The fabrics and textures are undeniably extravagant, and even Scott herself admitted to Style.com that her materials were so expensive that she chose to tone down her traditionally heavy embellishment.
Finally, elegant, elongating gowns round out Scott’s latest collection. Each gown takes on an architectural form — with not even one resembling or mimicking the one before it. Again, the flattering silhouettes make these exquisite gowns wearable for any woman, and we already anticipate seeing many of them on the Red Carpet this season.
To view the full collection, visit LWrenScott.com.