This midsummer update to our Signature Collection contains some pieces that I know you've been patiently waiting for, and a few styles that I'm really excited to bring into the Signature Collection.

The Petra and Polly Series in Midweight Linen are joining the Signature Collection, which have been a long time coming. The Petra Crop originated in our Warm Weather Collection, but with the growth of this series (more fabrics, lengths, and necklines), it made sense to bring these pieces into Signature in this particular fabric. In Linen Gauze, the sleeveless styles feel distinctly Warm Weather, but in our sturdy, substantial Midweight Linen, they feel like true year-round staples. I can see the boatneck Petra Midi being worn with bare arms throughout the summer, and with a crisp blazer or thick sweater through the fall. The Polly, with its deep V-neck, can go seamlessly from spring to summer, and in the cooler months layers perfectly over a thin turtleneck. The Petra and Polly each come in a natural waist-length crop, a hip-length tank, and a mid-calf dress. Read more about the evolution of these styles here, and shop all the different fabrics and options here.

Another addition that I know folks have been eagerly awaiting is Silk Crepe to our Belt Series. The Asawa, Greta, and Serpentine are now all available in our soft and muted washed silk. Pair these effortlessly with our silk dresses and tunics; I love a monochrome matching look, or something contrasting for more punch. Rein in the billowing volume of a silk Harlow, or give some definition to our boxier cuts like the Georgia Midi. My favorite part about coordinating belts is the versatility they add to garments you already have in your own closet. Learn more about the design process for belts here, and shop all the different options here!

Now this is where things get really exciting: we have two aprons joining the Signature Collection! The first is our Elodie Work Belt, which debuted back in 2016 as a part of our SS16 Collection. It's a half apron that can be used as a functional apron, a pocket to a garment that doesn't have any, or to cinch in the waist of a voluminous garment. The Silk Crepe especially lends itself to bringing aesthetic interest to an outfit. The triangular shape cuts across the hip at an angle, lengthening the torso. The asymmetrical pocket catches your phone and ID when worn as an extra pocket, or tools and notions when worn as an apron. Wear high at the natural waist to create an hourglass silhouette, or low around the hips for a more relaxed look. 

The Harper Apron is a new style—an addition to the Harper Series that acts as a full apron but also as a garment in and of itself. Sleeveless, with deep, low-cut armholes, it’s perfect to layer. Two large pockets, rather than the Harper Tunic's classic single pocket, give you lots of room to store everything you need. The popover style provides full coverage from whatever mess you might be making, truly protecting your outfit underneath. This style can also be worn as a layering piece since it doesn't necessarily scream "apron"; try it over a tight, cropped tank in the heat of summer, or a matching turtleneck in the fall.

That wraps up what's joining Signature with this launch, rounding out a few series and adding a few new items! I can't wait to see these styles functioning in your work and lives.

Photographed by Zachary Gray.

Hair & Makeup by Hayley Hayez.

Modeled by Yasmin Geurts, Nouri Hassan, Lydia Okello, and Molly Steele.

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