Sophisticated resort ’19 styles

Renee Minus White | 11/15/2018, 2:48 p.m.
Hailing from Washington, D.C., designer Deidre Jefferson looks more like a politician than a designer.
Host Robin Roberts models a design by Deidre Jefferson for ESPION on “The Morning Show” Contributed

Hailing from Washington, D.C., designer Deidre Jefferson looks more like a politician than a designer. As costume designer for the Oprah Winfrey Network and feature films, her prim design aesthetic exposes a mysterious spy-cultured collection. Her line lends itself to a slick, modern fashion edge. Jefferson debuted her first collection under the name ESPION to a standing room only Fashion Week audience and received glowing reviews. Her collection, which also showed in Australia Fashion Week, offers unexpected combinations.

This talented designer finds beauty in all things masculine and strength in all things feminine. Her heirloom quality pieces are crafted with fur, lambskin, rich fabrics, double-faced cashmere and fluid silks. Her laser sharp palette shows evidence of her intense focus on luxury, and her exacting expectations and commitment to excellence are apparent in every piece.

Her luxurious ESPION Atlier women’s collection is crystalized in a genius blend of East meets West. For spring ’19, Jefferson’s collection was inspired by the stunning image of a black unicorn with gold hooves. This regal animal was said to be a fierce protector of the kingdom. The designer’s creative impulse to as translated into what she calls “American Royalty.” The collection is made of luxurious bonded cobalt blue silk velvet, super 120 wool, rich cashmere, lavish embroidery and subtle gold accents.

With a collection of elegant and playful dressing, the Pereira Fitzgerald brand was founded by Bella Pereira and Gemma Fitzgerald. They both have a high regard for sustainable and local manufacturing.

Unapologetically feminine, the team has tapped into the bold duality between the strength and sensibility of womanhood when designing the collection. They use a diverse range of luxury fabrics, flared silhouettes with dramatic volume and strong tailoring that adds an extra masculine appeal.

The Pereira Fitzgerald aesthetic explores unmarked territory on the Australian fashion landscape. Crafted in Sidney, Australia from internationally sourced fabrics, each piece in the collection will add a playful elegance to the wardrobe of the modern woman.