Chadwick Bell penned a rather verbose statement about the inspiration for his Fashion Week line: The California Music Festival of 1967. I wasn’t alive back then, and he probably wasn’t either, but legitimate inspiration it was. Bell manipulated sweatpants into pure sophistication, showing a navy neoprene and wool jacquard paired with a “black currant” cashmere coat and navy sweater —a must-have ensemble. The brilliance of his collection also included flannel frocks in dove grey; a utopian pullover in a quasi-oxblood hue; and a midnight blue velvet fluted-back trapeze gown. The California native, true to his heritage, released a line of thoughtful clothing for women seeking instant elegance via perfected wardrobe staples devised of meaningful fabrics, a well-executed fit, and a range of colors accessible to everyone.
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