Taking the Lead
What do women want? Now that’s a question better asked than answered! But, ask us “what do women want to wear?” and we know just who to turn to. In our continued celebration of Women’s History Month, here are nine Bal Harbour Shops brands that are led by women, each with their own signature way of giving women what they want.
Named after the address in SoHo where it was founded, Lafayette 148 New York is a global lifestyle brand led by co-founder and CEO Deirdre Quinn and Creative Director Emily Smith. The American fashion label is rooted in its mission to make beautifully constructed clothing. This year, the company has launched its Kind collections, emphasizing sustainably sourced materials, such as KIndCashmere and KindCotton.
Marie France Van Damme fuses understated European elegance with dramatic Asian aesthetics to create a distinctly unique collection. Designed by Marie France and inspired by her many years of travel, these looks are perfect for holiday travel and embracing that resort spirit wherever you may be. If WFH is on your agenda, may we recommend this caftan, which will instantly up your living room glamour quotient.
Our love for Missoni runs deep. The family-run house—helmed by Angela Missoni who took the reins following her mother, and whose daughter Margherita is being groomed to follow suit—has for decades draped its devotees in knitwear that is unmistakably Missoni.
Colombian-born, Miami-based Silvia Tcherassi is an expert in creating looks with Latin flair. Feminine with a structured edge, it’s likely that many of Tcherassi’s designs are informed by her early career as an interior designer.
From the shores of Melbourne, Australia comes Scanlan Theodore, a must-have label in every wise woman’s wardrobe. Like a secret weapon for those “what do I wear” moments, the brand’s collection of contemporary suits, dresses and accessories are timeless and appropriate for any occasion.
When you slip into something Stella, it’s almost as if you’ve aligned with a sisterhood of conscientious, fashion-forward effortlessly cool mamas. Eco-conscious and sustainable long before they were (very important) buzz words, Stella McCartney dresses modern women who work hard—and play hard, too—in cruelty-free looks that just make you feel good. Case in point, the Cassandra dress, seen here.
American designer Tory Burch has a way of turning nostalgia into covetable looks we didn’t even know we longed for. Capturing bygone eras and infusing them with a modern take, it’s pretty difficult to go wrong with anything from this trusted, female-forward brand.
A tale of two sisters (in-law), Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard founded their company a decade ago. It pretty much all began with a wardrobe essential, a fitted blazer, but this one is as versatile as the women behind it. The Dickey blazer became the foundational piece of the Veronica Beard brand, which now counts myriad ways to be worn—including this season’s moto leather dickey and Violaine eyelet dickey.
Donatella turns up the heat season after season. There is no such thing as understated when it comes to Versace, and this season is no exception. The fierce femme behind the brand took a deep dive into the company archives this season, bringing back some classic Medusa looks in colors that burn so bright, they can’t be ignored.
Writer: Tali Minor
Photographer: Carly Klein
Stylist: Mariela Ortega
Stylist Assistant: Sofia Daguano