But don’t despair, as Eugenie designer Liz Wilson has found a fine balance between these differing styles of dress, and is walking the line with flawless precision.
Currently showcasing the New Zealand based label’s AW 13 collection, the ex-Karen Walker design assistant is independently paving the way for refined, elegant and down-right fabulous womenswear with a considered dynamic of new-age feminine nonchalance.
With refined cuts and textile print at the core of the label’s design direction, Eugenie’s latest display is a continuation of the refreshingly cool take on female clothing currently sweeping the fashion floor. Think painterly pastels, sports luxe visors, classic felts, and elbow length gloves along with staple pieces like jackets, skirts and coats with a classic biker vibe, camouflaged in sculptural feminine prettiness. Or if gutsy fashion true to the times is what you’re after, opt for the artistry of a twisted top, detachable layering, crisp cigarette pants or a cropped box jacket, part Coco, part Jacquie O, but constant in uniqueness to the Eugenie brand.
Just remember, we wear the pants around here.