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The Hanley Fall/Winter presentation remained true to the designer’s sportswear aesthetic but with an artistic edge.  Inspired by Nicole Hanley’s time spent at the Restoration Department of the Prado Museum in Madrid, this collection paid particular attention to detailed craftsmanship.  The collection ranged from dresses and two-piece sets, to stunning jackets, but no look was complete without at least 3 layers of texture.

The presentation was divided into four sections, with the models raised on platforms within solid gold frames to mimic paintings found in a museum.  From embroidered laces, polka dots and luxurious velvets to tweed and leather, this collection effortlessly put together pieces that one would not traditionally think to pair.  Every look was accessorized with a black beanie, exuding downtown cool.




Photos by Gabriella Bower 

A floral red skirt paired with a long sheer sleeve polka dot top, minced at the waist with a belt, triumphed.  The skirt was reminiscent of the Spanish matador and the ensemble as a whole brilliantly blended varying textures.  The collection’s outwear was genius, allowing for the wearer to don it as an outfit on its own or as simply another stunning accessory.

Hanley stated in her presentation handout that her ‘designs are intended to be mixed and matched to comprise a complete wardrobe’ thus allowing any woman to seamlessly integrate her beautiful pieces into any closet. 


Shop the collection here!


Gabriella Bower is a student at New York University.  Her two passions have always been fashion and philanthropy and she works to incorporate both aspects into her life as often as she can.  Read more of Gabriella’s work ranging from current trends to short essays and social justice oriented posts on her blog Read Between the Hemlines.


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