After a Spring show that received mixed reviews—critics applauded his ambition but questioned the wearability/price ratio—Pedro Lourenço spent some time identifying exactly what constitutes his young brand’s DNA. Here’s what he came up with: classics with a surprise. That doesn’t necessarily jibe with what he put on his recent Paris runway, but it pretty well sums up the Resort collection currently enjoying a very strong sell-through at Barneys, and it’s a good description of his pre-fall outing, too.
A citrine dress with leather trim called “Gianna’s Leather and Lace Gown” ($600).
Ball gowns are not what come to mind when you think of Free People. But on Thursday, the brand will introduce its first limited-edition gown collection. Just in time for the holiday season, the six-piece, eco-friendly line is being sold as a pop-up shop inside Free People’s New York and Los Angeles stores until Sunday.