JOHANNA ORTIZ“She had all the finesse and she was a strong woman,” Johanna Ortiz describes of her latest muse—the legendary Mexican actress María Félix. Fall’s '40s, old Hollywood silhouettes and new prints capture the fiery, empowered elegance of the film icon. As part of a new commitment to sustainability, Ortiz has perfected incredibly versatile day-to-party dresses (60% are in recycled fabrics) with convertible necklines, cutouts, and removable statement sleeves.
The buy: We love the giant taffeta rosettes. Crafted from traditional wax seal motifs, they’re the update to last season’s flower tops.