The rooftop garden of NYC’s Gramercy Park Hotel, played host to Ann Taylor‘s 2011 Spring presentation. A warm inviting space with an expansive view of the city skyline made for an ideal space to view the city chic collection. With Djs providing the soundtrack, guests surveyed the season’s offering while enjoying an endless stream of cocktails. Guests were also treated to a live performance from hipster land’s own, aka Williamsburg Brooklyn, Au Revoir Simone. With a muted palette of neutral’s and dominated by layering pieces the collection was well received by the attending bloggers and fashion savvy.
One of our favorite pieces was this tailored waist length jacket. Paired with striped tea and accented with a leopard scarf it is an understated easy chic we have come to expect from SVP Lisa Axelson.
The use of tonal pieces was a dominant trend throughout the collection. Simple shapes combined with artful draping created a figure flattering look that transitions from office to happy hour seamlessly.