On a Zoom call from the company’s Los Angeles studio, Caroline Belhumeur pulled up a mood board covered with Agnes Pelton paintings of the California desert: soft, vaguely mystical landscapes with barely-there pastels and glowing light. The artist’s palette informed the collection’s ethereal lavenders and celadon greens, and Pelton’s meditative approach inspired the broader theme of “bringing brilliance to the quotidian.” To the Vince shopper browsing these clothes IRL in January, the takeaways will be more straightforward: the narrower silhouettes, ultra-feminine touches of lace, and vintage-inspired details, like a lean, collarless blazer (inspired by an old Armani find) and ’40s-ish ruching on slip skirts. If the deeper necklines and slinkier, sexier silhouettes seem like an odd impulse after six months (or more) of quarantine sweats and leggings, it’s also true that fashion is often the direct inverse of whatever came before it. By 2021, the hope is that we’ll be feeling lighter and ready for what’s next, eager to shed our heavy winter layers for something freer and easier.
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