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Orange is the New Black actress, Danielle Brooks in Lafayette 148
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Meticulous attention to fit and design are a hallmark of the Lafayette 148 New York designer lifestyle brand.  Founded in 1996 by Shun Yen Siu, Deirdre Quinn, and Ida Siu, the design team is led today by Edward Wilkerson who comes to the label with industry experience from Anne Klein, Donna Karan, and Calvin Klein.  The fusion of East and West to create fashion forward, yet distinctively modern classic silhouettes is much sought after by chic, cosmopolitan women who look for high quality fabrics and superb craftsmanship.

The design team travels the globe searching for inspiration from chic international travel destinations.  Using the finest Italian materials including silk, cashmere, linen, and leather looks are both worldly and wearable. Favored by high powered career women who lead busy lifestyles from executive boardrooms to evening drinks with clients, the meticulous tailoring of the off-the-rack pieces can be expertly fitted for individual clients at the Concept Store located at the company headquarters in New York City located at the address that gives the label its name.



Lafayette 148 New York Designer Edward Wilkerson Talks Fashion


As a leading luxury lifestyle brand, size inclusivity has long been integral to the label. The core misses collection ranges from size 0 to 18 (XXL), and the petite collection is available for size 0 - 16P.  The same care and attention to pattern making and tailoring for the curves of the female body is given to the extended women's size collection in size 14 to 24W, making it one of the best fitting premium labels for full-figured women on the market today.  Those who wear sizes 14 to 18 will want to consult the Elegant Plus Guide to Clothing Cuts for further information on how misses and women's cuts differ and are suited to different body shapes.


Lafayette 148 Designer, Edward Wilkerson


Trunk shows for the Lafayette 148 New York Collections are often hosted by both the major department stores in metropolitan areas and the nearly 400 smaller retailers that carry the brand.  Extremely popular, partly because of the brand's attitude towards diversity and luxury for real women on the go, Edward Wilkerson and other members of the design team are often hosting giving clients the chance to meet the creative force behind the label and to provide valuable opinions and feedback.

Price points are correspondingly high for this type of attention to quality and fit with dresses averaging approximately $600 +.  Suiting is available for those needing more formal career options, with jackets, skirts, and trousers sold separately to ensure the proper sizing and fit for top and bottom.  Premium outerwear is a forte with stunning options in both wool and leather selling for $1000 to $2500.

Price Point: Moderate | Moderate-Upscale | Upscale | Luxury


Internet Shopping for Lafayette 148 New York Designer Fashion

Lafayette 148 is frequently available on-line at the following retailers:

Neiman Marcus

Saks Fifth Avenue


Saks Off Fifth

Last Call

 Lord & Taylor [Misses 0 - 16 only]

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