This season’s fashions are all about “maximalism,” about scaling up, not down. So we let two of fall’s most relevant trends—chinoiserie and this season’s it-color, red—take center stage at a high-fashion shoot amid the wondrous shapes and graphic impact of the Chinese Lantern Festival at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (which ends Oct. 29). Life-size illumination has never been more chic.
[Left] Pam & Gela Embroidered Bomber Jacket, $350, Sloan; Dyed Turquoise Rex, Lamb and Shadow Fox Vest, $640, Douglas Hertzberg Montaldo’s Furs; Pleated Bell Sleeve Top, $88, Banana Republic; Red satin pants, stylist’s own; Lucie Pumps, $278, J.Crew; Three Tier Sterling with Bling Earring, $180, Kristin Hayes Jewelry; vintage silk scarf, $10, GW, goodwillsp.org. [Right] Oscar de la Renta Jacobean Floral Embroidered Duchess Silk-Satin Blouse w/ Silk-Faille Sash, $3,990, Capitol; Trina Turk Paisley Jacquard Slim Straight Leg Pants, $328, Neiman Marcus; Deepa Gurnani Cwen Tassel Earrings, $450, Sloan; Gold and black Manolo Blahnik shoes with rhinestone disc.
[Left] Italia Melton Wool-Blend Military Coat, $348; Banana Republic; Milly Nacro Floral Print Dress worn as blouse, $385 and Milly Graphic Modern Skirt, $375, both available at Sloan; Inverni Fox Striped Stole, $1,395, Capitol; Studded Velvet Pumps, J.Crew, $288; Emerald Green Tassle Earrings, $140, Kristin Hayes Jewelry; w.kleinberg Genuine Python Belt, $400, TRC W, trcstyle.com/women [Right] Gucci Ruffled Bib Mini Dress, $2,700, Capitol; GBTSP Black Leather Leggings, $1,050, TRC W; Santi Shag Clutch, $220, Sloan; Stuart Weitzman Icelandia Mink Fur Chunky Heel Sandal, $498 Oscar de la Renta Long Beaded Tassle Clip-On Earrings, $395, both available at Neiman Marcus.
[left] Les Copains Leopard Print Silk Blouse, TRC W, $650; Tibi Red Funnel Neck Top, $195, Nordstrom; Etro Floral Embroidered Slim Ankle Pant, $595, and Gucci 110th Anniversary GG Marmont Velvet Shoulder Bag, $2,700, both available at Neiman Marcus; Emerald Green Tassle Earrings, $140, Kristin Hayes Jewelry, kristinhayesjewelry.com; MARIA Flared Chelsea Boots, $150, Topshop; Vintage Chartreuse Stone Ring, $25, Tasha Hussey Jewelry, etsy.com/shop/TashaHusseyJewelry.
[Right] Trina Turk Flashy Dress, $378, and Etro Patterned Silk Blouse, $1,030, both available at Neiman Marcus; Dyed Black Leather and Mink Gloves, $175, Douglas Hertzberg Montaldo’s Furs, dhmfurs.com; Oscar de la Renta Beaded Polka Dot Ball Drop Earrings, $475, Neiman Marcus; vintage embroidered belt, stylist’s own; Hue Opaque Tights, $15, Belk.
Pam & Gela Embroidered Bomber Jacket, $350, Sloan, sloanboutique.com; Dyed Turquoise Rex, Lamb and Shadow Fox Vest, $640, Douglas Hertzberg Montaldo’s Furs, dhmfurs.com; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Pleated Bell Sleeve Top, $88, bananarepublic.com; Red satin pants, stylist’s own, similar at neimanmarcus.com and zara.com Drake’s for J.Crew Lucie Pumps, $278, jcrew.com; Three Tier Sterling with Bling Earring, $180, Kristin Hayes Jewelry, kristinhayes.com; vintage silk scarf, $10, GW, goodwillsp.org.
Want to go?
The Chinese Lantern Festival at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden runs through Oct. 29, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each evening. Tickets are $21.95 for adults, $19.95 for seniors, and $14.95 for children. Visit dsbg.org for details.