Los Angeles-based imprint The Elder Statesman has returned with its Holiday 2023-24 (Resort 2024) collection. In true brand fashion, the latest offering presents a genuine love for multifaceted fabrics.
With the new collection, itâ€™s a task to present a refreshed offering, while remaining true to your brand values. But The Elder Statesman has approved that it can do it â€“ and do it well. The key to success is sometimes returning to the basics. Entitled â€œSoft Luxury,â€ the brand vision of the word entails hand-crafted constructions, superlative materials and elevated comfort.
What also stands out about this collection is it being the brandâ€™s largest expansion into woven textiles and tailoring. Fusing classic silhouettes with contemporary detailing, genderless relaxed suits are livened by soft cashmere-wool blend, rainbow gradient-dyed silk, 100% handwoven cashmere and more. Whether it be a suit, floor-length wrap skirt, or a cardigan, the collectionâ€™s elegant personality stems from the exaltation of ease and fun.
â€œ[Resort] is holiday, so we tapped into a lot of our heritage, traditional kind of motifs,â€ Bailey Hunter, the brandâ€™s creative director, told Vogue Runway. â€œFlorals, tie-dyes, stripesâ€”all the things that weâ€™re known forâ€”we reinvented them in a way; and weâ€™ve used a lot of new woven materials that weâ€™ve brought into our library.â€
Alongside the RTW offerings, the brand has collaborated with UGG for the first time on a lineup of boots, clogs and mules crafted from patchwork sheepskin and vibrant embroidery.
Check out the collection in the gallery above. The Elder Statesmanâ€™s Holiday 2023-24 and UGG collaboration will launch later this year in October.
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