Josie Natori Couture Caftans
The designer: Natori, a former Wall Street financier (the first female VP at Merrill Lynch, no less), is known for the bold elegance of her collections. Here, she debutes exquisite caftans with couture-level embroideries. This season it’s about: Lush silks in rich hues enhance the caftan’s sense of ease, yet bring a distinct “evening” quality to it (never underestimate the sexiness of silk). Silhouettes range from single-shouldered to kimono-inspired as on the teal robe.