Launched on Valentine’s Day 2005, New York City-based Stephanie Doucette and Annebet Duvall launched Doucette Duvall, a dress and coat line seeking to fill a fashion void in their own wardrobes. Embodying the “wit and elegance of their mothers, grandmothers and aunties,” the line strongly encourages personal interpretation of each piece.
I always refer to the line as “bratty,” and it is. Wearing it makes you sassy, flirty and even a little brazen, which is a great way to feel in a piece of clothing.
Leopard A-lines, couture rompers, high necked silk blouses with drapey sleeves? It’s like being invited into your grandmother’s closet with revamped fashions that are forward for 2010. Not many designers can get away with some of the lines and fabric choices that Doucette Duvall does, which makes it all the more appealing.
Doucette Duvall also practices environmental and social responsibility by manufacturing the entire collection in New York City’s historic garment district and use pre-existing fabric and trim.
Their website says “dd pieces must be as memorable as a first kiss – for girls (and boys) – so that they get way more life than just a season or two. We essentially long to create trend-less, green beauties for dd girls everywhere.”
And they do and we love them for it.
Want to meet them? Come to EcoSalon Shops! in NYC, say hello, and pick up a silky frock while you’re at it!