FOR RESORT 2024, LAFAYETTE 148 ESCAPES THE CITY, WITH A COLLECTION INSPIRED BY, AND CREATED FOR, LIFE IN UPSTATE NEW YORK’S ABUNDANCE OF NATURE.
An homage to nature’s seasonal transformations and the rich tradition of artistic pursuits that capture rural beauty, the collection transports Lafayette 148’s signature understated luxury from the city to the countryside with garments celebrating the beauty of art in nature and emulating and the heightened sensibility of rural life. Modern, sophisticated and designed to be worn year-after-year, the collection, entitled ‘Escape to Upstate’, celebrates the true luxury of nature’s grace and serenity.
Unexpected metallic pops nod to the many examples of abstract art embedded in the Upstate landscape, while hand-drawn illustrations of wild New York botanicals channel the Upstate artists whose work incorporates traces of nature on the canvas. Gingham is softened, feminized and infused with rich, natural texture across the collection—modernizing a motif traditionally synonymous with rural living. And throughout, tones of the region’s landscape are imbued in the collection’s bespoke color palette—sourced from natural dyes found in wild plants, berries and vegetables native to Upstate New York.
“LIKE ANYONE WHO LIVES IN, AND LOVES, THE CITY, I ALSO LONG FOR MOMENTS OF ESCAPISM, DEEP IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, AWAY FROM IT ALL. THE HUDSON VALLEY REPRESENTS A BUCOLIC IDYLL, AN ENVIRONMENT GOVERNED BY THE CHANGING SEASONS, AND A LIFESTYLE THAT ENCOURAGES REFLECTION, HANDCRAFT, AND ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS INSPIRED BY NATURE’S UTOPIAN REIGN.”