Lafayette 148’s journey began in 1996, built on its founders’ belief that women deserve beautiful clothing created for women’s needs. Their wardrobes. Their rich and fluid lives. Uncompromising quality, luxurious materials, flawless construction and a modern, New York sensibility are hallmarks of Lafayette 148 collections. Designs as dynamic as the women who wear them and the city where they’re conceived. With its headquarters in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and its very own workshop and production facility, it is a rarity in the fashion industry—a truly vertical company. From sketch to final design, each piece never leaves their hands. Lafayette 148’s Bal Harbour boutique is scheduled to open late November.