All good things must come to an end. That is, unless they evolve. With her follow-up project, former Harlyn designer Maria Stanley is turning fans of flirty Parisian vibes toward a more crafted, elevated point of view.
Stanley reinvents the Harlyn sensibility with a “dapper spirit” and “emphasis on old school quality and craftsmanship.” Fabrics carry a bit more weight and substance, frills are exchanged for fringe textures, silhouettes play with timeless concepts of volume and proportion. Her use of delicate butterflies on white modal for a maxi dress with dramatic kimono sleeves evokes a metamorphosis – the ease and sophistication of a woman who has come into her own.
In the SS16 lookbook, photographer Jimmy Marble brings her to life. Imagine the Harlyn all girl grown up, in a house in Silverlake, enjoying dinners at home over dance parties, living the dream and dressing the part. It’s a message so desirable in its attainability, that we can be stylish when we are comfortable in our own skin, and that getting old is totally something to look forward to.
While you wait for the retail launch of Woodrow, check out our favorites from Maria Stanley at Harlyn below: