Friday, March 26, 2010


Sixth Avenue, NYC

Words, Images Judith Ecochard

Our first impression when we did a quick sweep of the mannequin clad Adrienne Vittadini presentation…was wow; this is really a step up from the Spring efforts.

Tiger Print chemise in extra fine merino (R)
Bark contrast stitch topper in wool/cashmere over olive heather legging (L)

Partially, we admit, is that we are partial to Fall fashion anyway…. autumnal efforts set the trends…

But also, this outing had a more youthful appeal. Though of course, staying true to Vittadini’s understated elegance for a value price…for the not overly trendy gal…but one who appreciates the Euro-American style. And now, we think, a younger customer might pick up a A.V. separate and pair it with what she already has in her closet.

We had a nice chat with the design head, Kristiiina Salminen who confirmed for us “...that we have a more modern collection that is for the ageless modern women who makes her own choices.”

A comfy wrap over an Aubergine tank/ sequin skirt in seasonless yarn (L) 

Aubergine/Navy boucle jacket with black lace cardigan over silk jacquard cigarette yarn (R)


Color adds a royal touch - look for aubergine, navy, magenta and more.
Embrace yarn year round...
Animal prints add magnetism...
Playful moments make fahsion fun. Look for more trompe l'oeil, sequins, grommets and more.
Navy is the new grey.
Cigarette pants polish any look.
Dare to be different in hounds tooth.
Layer it up with piles of rich cozy knits.

We think the knitwear very chic…and of course, Adrienne Vittadini’s original claim to fame.

Black dress with trompe l'oeil detail in wool/cashmere
Hounds tooth ensemble in seasonless yarn
Black double knit swing jacket over jersey tunic with grommets in seasonless yarn over black cigarette pant.

The Year of the Tiger (Chinese)…factored into print selections.

Mixed media plaid in seasonless yarn over navy legging (L)

Sage heather mixed gauge cardigan in wool/cashmere with navy tank over aubergine double knit skirt (M)

Navy/aubergine plaid Balmacaan over matching silk jacquard cigarette pant (R)