the Vessel by lois Spring 2010 Runway NY Fashion Week

The Vessel. by lois is collection debut by model, author and designer Lois Samuels consists of multi-seasonal garments for women, that draw inspiration from traditional menswear and industrial typologies in particular the suit and the uniform.
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 10, 2009

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Model turned mogul Lois Samuels has had an illustrious career gracing the pages of magazines like ESSENCE, New York Times Fashion Magazine, and Vogue. The Jamaican jewel has been featured in ad campaigns for Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Samuels adds designer to her list of many achievements with the debut of her first women’s ready to wear collection-the Vessel. by lois.

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Drawing inspiration from traditional menswear, the Vessel. by lois is for the women, who appreciates understated sophistication.

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From the belted shirt dress to the suit slate grey dominated the color palette of the collection.

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Samuels takes a basic skirt and transforms it into her own interpretation of a woman’s suit. The model wears a yellow short sleeve shirt with grey cotton skirt.

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Corporate chic spring 2010 footwear includes wingtip lace-up/Oxford shoes like the ones pictured here.

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If you don’t buy into trends than basic styles like this shift dress paired with a her-tie is the look for you.

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Jumpers are not going any where next spring, so make sure you tuck yours away for safe keeping this fall.

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Adapting the suit and the uniform into your daily style routine was the theme throughout the collection.

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Get conservative chic with this check shift dress that looks very delicate when paired with this waist tie.

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ESSENCE.com Fashion & Beauty Editor Qianna Smith interviews model, author and designer Lois Samuels about her debut collection. “This collection is inspired by the uniform sensibility of men’s wear. I just don’t think a woman needs to take all her clothes off to feel sexy. My designs are both absolutely comfortable and undeniably feminine.”

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