This look from Barbara Lohmann’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection includes the Clivia cape ($1,590), Calla cardigan ($1,450), Ono pullover ($650), and Celine leather trousers ($1,630).
For an ab fab look built from a closet of classics, luxe layering is boutique owner Donna Lewis’ style of the season. Here’s how to wear it.
Get the look: “It starts with luscious fabrics and a well-tailored fit. The key is maintaining an easy, body-conscious silhouette that balances fabric textures, weight, and drape, whether pairing cotton and cashmere or sinewy stretch leather and suede.”
Top tip: “It’s always safe and chic to stay tonal without lapsing into monotone. Blending shades of camel and cream is fresh and classic, although any palette infused with a hint of pattern or texture can be artfully married.”
Accessories: “Minimal. With a layered silhouette built of beautiful fabrics, a great bag and a fantastic shoe, like Negri’s leather sneaker bootie, is all you need.”
Why now: “The best looks bridge the boundaries often drawn between classic and trend. Blending the beauty of fashion with the comfort and performance of lifestyle, luxe layering is the Golden Gate of fashion bridges.”
Designers doing it well: “Munich designer Barbara Lohmann utilizes the most luscious Italian cashmeres and leathers in ultra-flattering silhouettes and palette pairings. Her striped cashmere tees and cardigans are beautiful on their own, but when coupled and tripled with her quilted cashmere-and-leather bomber and sleek knit leggings, the melding is both classic and modern luxury.” 309 B Cameron St., Alexandria, 703-548-2452