Meddlesome style contradictions — stay warm but cool, sexy but not slutty, grown-up but girly — have made a mess of your midseason wardrobe.
Conquer the pring (postwinter/prespring) paradox with transitional pieces from Borne by Elise Berger.
The debut collection, Little Seres, successfully combines slouchy silhouettes with feminine accents to achieve all-seasons appeal. We can’t wait to throw on the peg trousers with delicate ruffle pockets and the Baron dress — a simple jersey number that drapes and twirls in all the right places — in shades like grey, pink, beige and navy.
German-born designer Christine Elise Kolnberger-Aziz grew up observing her grandfather’s mad tailoring skills before perfecting her own at internships with Vivienne Westwood and Preen. Currently bouncing between London and Barcelona, the globe-trotting newcomer is a pro at producing basics that will never be lost in translation.
Available online at borne.co.uk, £70-£285.
Photo: Courtesy of Borne