Lauren Moffatt's Fall 2013 Collection

Inspired by a recent trip to the Catskill Mountains, Lauren Moffatt’s Fall 2013 collection is a breath of fresh upstate air in the sea of bleak colors for which wintry season shows are typically known. We checked out Moffatt’s presentation at 94 Prince Street yesterday and felt as though we had just embarked on our first day of summer camp, or stumbled onto the set of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, in all its vintage, Kodachrome glory.

And now for the details:

The scene:

Models standing on large discs of lumber showcased Moffatt’s charming pieces—a quirky, indie touch that wasn't lost on us. A bearded musician sat in the corner of the room strumming an acoustic guitar. Next to him, a rustic wooden plaque engraved with Lauren’s name was mounted on the wall. The tiny space was packed with well-heeled editors, photographers, and likely a few downtown NYC socialites.

The collection:

Moffatt’s knack for pairing traditional silhouettes with intricate prints and patterns abounds. The dreamy, muted color palette is whimsical, with shocks of brightness sprinkled in to amp up the looks. Embroidered silk dresses, pintuck tops, chevron-striped dresses—even a gold sequin mini—are tempered by adorably cozy beanies and hand muffs, along with the occasional lantern. Can a tomboy be sophisticated? Absolutely.

Our favorites:

A chevron print mini-dress in red, white and blue, anchored by a navy coat with cream lapels. Incredibly feminine yet sensible, the look is comfy enough for an autumn night by the campfire.

A cream/navy pintuck top embellished with gold buttons, paired with silk floral pants. The effortless mix-and-match vibe is chic, yet restrained.


Simple vintage waves—so very Lauren Moffatt. Prim and charming, not prissy. The makeup? Barely there with a strong brow.  


Casual lace-up oxfords and ankle boots by Dieppa Restrepo in neutral tones of tan, cream, and gray looked polished yet practical.

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Photos by Hannah Thomson | Lauren Moffatt Fall 2013