words/images Judith Ecochrd
THE PUBLIC, 210 Elizabeth Street, NYC
It was a buzzed about, night out on the town---the hip part of it...thanks to the fun setting for the LANDS END CANVAS collection-Fall 2012...the AvroKo Hospitality Group owned The Public...a multi-room event space. wine room/restaurant...on the LES.
LANDS END CANVAS takes the classic and well designed Lands End mindset---and adds a bit of youthfulness to it (not a children's collection)---meaning slimmer cuts, trendier silhouettes, and a bit flashier separates for party people.
A women's line that --say a mom would share with her teenage daughter...all grown-up but not so traditional as to be toooo old looking. Let's face it, even grandmas are cool looking these days.
BUT... still the same, value priced quality.
|ribbed fitted knits---layer=able separates-autumnal tweedy tones|
|pleated skirts in bold color blocked patterns very chic-with blouses, sweaters, jackets---versatile and easy packing too|
|leather lace up boots hit just above ankles|
|all of these pieces are mix matchable-knit vest, pale denim washed dress, sailor stripe cotton top, green anorak|
|nice touch-leather belt with small wallet attachment|
|this print is fabulous...tabs for rolled sleeves|
|infinity scarf out of a chunky cable knit...pretty silk skirt and a wrap knit top...it works|
|practical yellow puff vest...over a soft knit, layered over a cotton L/S...half of a weekend wardrobe|
|opposite contrast lining|
|feminine tops-lacy knit...sweet floral print close with 3/4 sleeve|
|grey stretch pants get a bit of glamour-when theory are cut like knickers|
|two button waist band detail---adds polish to a usually sloppy but comfy item|
|contrast stitching details, finished hems...good value|
|rubgy striped crew with faded denim collar peeking through-effortless style|
|cords in dark tones-go with everything|
|this sweater is a classic-thin knit...that a guy's gal will borrow|
|classic too-penny loafers|
|wool toggle cot-with rope toggles -a reference to Lands Ends nautical heritage-in a bright red|
|zips too-toggle coat is finished well|
|double stitching...back pocket detail|
|cotton twill-fitted chinos...with great twisted leather rope belts....perfect|
|plaid, pleated front trousers...not for every gal- but done well here... we'd pair it with a fitted feminine top|
|this women's blue blazer is so well made...with striped lining in the sleeves so rolled up add so pizazz|
|Rugby bright, navy blue blazer, kelly green chino, yellow belt-looks pulled together ---no sunglasses necessary|
Heading out...cute frocks, festive ribbed cardigans, dark denim, casual blazers, flashy scarves, natty ties...
|part of the Lands End home decor collection....|
|Fair Isle knit cardigan gets the razzle dazzle with blue sequin...|
|winter without cords....no way. Loose preppy cut ---in brighter tones than the usual add some pop to the usual ensemble. Have fun with color this season...Lands End Canvas really gets that this season.|
|Velevt cootn blazer---in a deep green...evening wear that can work for certain occasions|
|well lined too in contrast pale apple tone...great pockets---well thought out|
|this will sell great...a glammy gold sequin skirt---with a stretchy waistband-- under $100!!!!|
|men's jacket with DWR finish---utility pockets...and great nautically stripped lining...terrific. Should be a female version|
ACCESSORIES---Lands End Canvas/Lands End really offering top quality merch ---zippered suede/leather pouches...
|great lining on a durable canvas leather satchel|
|solid leather bottom in a carry-all|
For the holidays...Lands End Canvas showed hick sweater, chunky knit scarves in solids and nordic patterns, wool plaid trousers, and warm outdoor knit hats-very fun.
|pom poms on a long nordic knit scarf gives this outerwear accessory some flair|
|super soft knits---nordic patterns...|
|reindeer knit crew neck sweater-taken out of the mall and enlivened in cobalt blue. with sleepy easy drawstring striped pants|
|socks---thick, warm and patterned brightly|
|L/S shirts-for guys-easy wear/easy care|
|cargo pants...wardrobe staple|
more looks for men---nice pairings of bright color pants, more neutral toned to---or vice versa.
|like the wool tweedy vest---dress up or down---looks polished|
|tweedy vest on a human|