We were thrilled to talk with Lorain Croft, the designer for Lorain Croft. She will be here for a trunk show at Dovecote this weekend, Saturday, October 18th & Sunday, October 19th. Here’s what she told us about her personal style and this incredible collection.
What has been your inspiration this season?
Luxurious fabrics, rich in color and texture – I need to connect with how the design will feel on the body, how it will affect the mood of the wearer.
What is your favorite piece from your collection and why?
The Safari gold alpaca coat! It will enrich your wardrobe and is extremely comfortable to wear. This fabric drapes beautifully and the design enhances a variety of body types. It also can go from day to night with ease.
How do you view your personal style?
I would consider my personal style classic, bold and eclectic at times. I love to mix different styles and textures.
Do you have recommendations on styling items from your collection?
My collection this season consists mainly of jackets and blouses constructed in novelty fabrics. The collection may be interpreted as evening wear, however my designs have the versatility to be worn for many occasions. It all depends on how they are styled and accessorized.
For a sophisticated day to evening look I would suggest wearing a Lorain Croft blouse or jacket open, with a silky camisole (or lightweight top) underneath. Put this with a jean/stove pant and a great pair of boots and you are ready for a work day or an evening out
If you could provide one piece of fashion advice, what would it be?
My best fashion advice is to wear clothing that not only flatters your body, but is comfortable and easy to wear. Clothes should enhance your day and make you feel wonderful!
Join us at Dovecote Saturday and Sunday to see this gorgeous line! We look forward to styling you!