“It’s softer dressing,” Jill Stuart said of Spring 2015, which took the washed-out 1970s vibe of her Resort collection and ran with it. Silhouettes were long and slightly A-line, like a midi-length wrap dress in sand-colored suede, or a below-the-knee box-pleat skirt in a lightweight nubby tweed. There was a lot of kimono-like wrapping at the waist on dresses, blouses, and skirts, done in what Stuart called “makeup” colors—rose, clay, blush. A few easy-to-digest prints, including a blue pajama stripe on cotton that was fashioned into a tie-front dress, rounded things out. The pinafore, something of a Stuart signature, was reinterpreted in a cream cotton silk closed up with snaps. And one-shoulder styles were given new life in micro-pleated printed cotton or fil coupe.
All in all, there was little to complain about here. It was a sophisticated look for Stuart’s contemporary customer, who seems to be in search of something new in the crowded racks of generically sporty separates and girly-girl frocks.