When a man has a fashion empire with an annual revenue of more than half a billion (yes, with a “B”) a year, it’s safe to say he knows what a woman wants. And Elie Tahari certainly does! We recently got a chance to catch up with luxury designer. Here, he’s giving us his tips for rocking color and athleisure for summer, his best style advice, and more…
What are some simple purchases that will instantly to update our closets for the new season?
I suggest updating your closet with pieces from my recently launched Elie Tahari Sport Collection. Active and leisure wear are becoming essentials for the woman’s daily wardrobe. With this sporty, comfortable, cool, chic urban collection, all women on the go will have the perfect basics in their closets!
Tell us about the spring collection and the inspiration for the line?
We are calling our Spring collection “ship wrecked bohemian.” The collection has pieces that look like they have been weathered and bleached by the sun and worn and tattered by sand and salt. I also incorporated futurist materials into the collection including mesh, leather fringe, and laser-cut neoprene.
How can women balance the brighter colors and patterns we usually see in spring with more neutrals and classic pieces?
It’s easy! Each season I design neutral pieces for my collection that can serve as timeless additions to my customer’s wardrobe. It’s all about pairing those neutral pieces, and layering them with the more colored and patterned pieces. It’s what styling is all about!
How can women balance being “trendy” without losing their own personal style?
It is all about being real. If a woman stays true to oneself it will show in their style.
How would you describe your personal style?
My collection is a reflection of how I view my personal style. Clean, simple, sophisticated and sexy!
What is the style advice every woman should remember?
To stay modern, sophisticated, elegant and beautiful. As a designer, I want my clothing to make my customer feel confident while enhancing their inner beauty!