Going back to nature with Lauren Manoogian

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Never have neutrals looked more enticing than in ApparelMagic client Lauren Manoogian’s fall 2019 collection. The lookbook, shot in and around the workshop of famed carpenter and wood artist George Nakashima, played with knits, Manoogian’s forte, in a range of taupes and browns, putties and oatmeals.

Working with wide, loose silhouettes, Manoogian layered soft sweaters effortlessly with scarves and cardigans, turning each of her models into the picture of wearable hygge. Ornament was practically nonexistant, with all but a few wooden buttons eliminated. Plush jackets hung open without closure, and some coats were belted in self fabric.

Pairing stiff denim and weightless cashmere, the designer played with hard and soft, durable and delicate. Silhouettes, on the other hand, were refined into one easy concept: oversize sweaters that in some cases, reached to just above the ankle. After all, in some weather, isn’t all we want to do cuddle up in something soft and warm?

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