Picture Margot Tenenbaum walking down Madison Avenue in the ‘60s, and you’ve landed upon Devon’s declared inspiration. However, I can’t help but mash Margot’s quirky look—that’s felt in pop graphic prints like cats, polka-dots, and daisies—with that of uptown girl Charlotte York’s, since all of the pieces are finished with well-tailored, structural elements that lend a classic touch.
While the line’s styling cues are certainly smart—from a cashmere sweater that’s tied and draped around the neck like a scarf to a cropped, live-in wool sweater and jacquard trouser combo—the entire range is versatile. In fact, it’s likely you’ll want to mix-and-match just about everything. And, with the way the cashmere jumpers, structured suits, and camelhair turtlenecks come together seamlessly, it’s definitely possible.
As I left Devon’s presentation, I couldn’t get one charcoal off-the-shoulder jumpsuit out of my mind. And then there was that gorgeous suede material in a deep eggplant that came by way of a T-shirt, a dress, and a crewneck coat. Needless to say, as soon as I got home, I threw on my scarlet-red vintage tunic and a pair of tights. Because that’s what catching a glimpse of a really great collection will do to you—it’ll inspire and call to action. You’ll be dreaming about the looks until the moment they can become your own.