Boutique Critique:: The Reformation NYC: Look 3
Apr 20, 2011 - by Jessica Lapidos
Yael Aflalo founded The Reformation with her business partner Chi Bui with the initiative of finding vintage pieces to rework into cohesive collections. They scour estate sales and the likes for garments that belong together and redesign them in house. The store is brimming with washed silks, and so is look 3.
Look 3: Counterstripes
The Long Skinny Stripe, $170
Skinny stripes cause an optical illusion. Theyre a stark black and white contrast and play with the light to look three-dimensional. This bottom shirt layer hangs way low in the back, a completely different length than the front. It would work alone as a dress on a shorter frame, as its a small and Im a giant.
The Mid Layer Shirt Vest, $145
The optical quality of the stripes is thrown into relief with another layer of mini stripes. Black and off-white, it brings the eye to notice the opposing shapes and colors. Cut narrowly sleeveless, and high at the side, it can stand on its own or as a lovely layer.
The Wash Silk Crop Shirt, $85
Breast pockets and a mid waist crop are some elements that make this substantially silky button up so perfect for now. Layered over the optical twins, it acts like a jacket, but looks and feels like nothing of the sort.
The Thin Maxi Skirt, $145
The layers get longer as we go down. Thus, the skirt is an ankle length swinger. Not see-through but certainly light in texture, this skirt and its elastic band will find many ways to live on your body.
The Reformation NYC | 143 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002, (646) 448-4925
Photography by Christopher Hall