Saturday, June 23, 2012


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
 The preview was grouped thematically---dresses, knits, an entire part devoted to chinos pants...a holiday collection of warm clothing,  and an evening group that was staged in the Wine Room on a table setting that had us wanting to sit right down, and sip up.

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 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

Men get plenty of want it basics bumped up----L/S in great colors-plaids-washed cotton denim---slimmer cut paired with bold tone trousers---maybe the one part of an ensemble a guy will ake a chance with-besides his socks/ties-if he is wearing one.

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

CHINOs are the new/old denim. This season out-Lands End Canvas offers several different cuts in a rainbows worth of bright khakis...check these out. We love!!!!!

double stitching...back pocket detail

cotton twill-fitted chinos...with great twisted leather rope belts....perfect

What to wear with chinos---of course, plaid, checkered L/S, cardigans and blazers-Lands End Canvas has preppy choices that aren't boring.

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

well lined

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 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.

leather hauler...

like the wool tweedy vest---dress up or down---looks polished

tweedy vest on a human