[All Images by Julia DiNardo]
Versatile, high-quality garments designed with thoughtful details, while using the best materials available are just some of the defining characteristics of Doncaster, a brand which is now celebrating 80 years in the apparel business. Doncaster skips the in-shop model and sells directly to the consumer, with the aid of consultants, catalogs, and the option to buy via the website. I recently got a sneak peek of spring 2013 via a tour of the collection by Doncaster’s lead designer Patricia Clyne, who truly brought the beauty of the lineup to life with her understanding of a well-polished look coupled with functionality.
The looks featured in the showroom included gorgeous Italian fabrics, tribal prints, a smart, two-toned inverted pleat skirt, bouclé jackets, and nautically-minded blazers and skirts. A special addition for spring includes the limited-edition, exclusive jewelry pieces by Kara Ross, with my favorites including cascading bib and tortoise resin chain link necklaces. Click on the slideshow above to familiarize yourself with Doncaster, as well as discover some great spring/summer 2013 styles!