Draping is key to many of this renowned French designer’s pieces, including drop-waist mini dresses, fringe sweaters, and oversize cocoon jackets. Rendered in a palette of earthy tones, with the occasional pop of jewel-like color, these separates are ideal for winter and beyond. Keep an eye out for a few especially provocative pieces, including open-knit le
ggings and a one-shoulder silk gown.
BackstoryFusing the energy of Manhattan and the romance of Paris, French-born Catherine Malandrino designs with the philosophy that individuality is at the heart of fashion and no two women should look alike. Malandrino began her career in Paris, working in the houses of Emanuel Ungaro, Louis Feraud, and Et Vous. Her entrance into American fashion came in 1988 as Diane von Furstenberg’s head designer, and 10 years later she launched her eponymous label. Her seductive, feminine designs have earned her a loyal following that includes Madonna, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, and Mary J. Blige