Lafayette 148, a 21-year-old New York staple in women’s clothing, dropped its Resort 2018 Collection at it’s Brickell City Centre incarnation.

After RSVP-ing to a by-appointment only press preview I was blessed with a collection that would steal any woman’s heart. Scroll below for a list of the hottest looks from Lafayette 148 Resort 2017 collection to wear in Miami and the 2018 collection.

Named after Lafayette Street in New York City, Lafayette 148 marries its Big Apple sensibilities with South Florida’s humid, hot weather.

What do you get? A collection specifically for the post-Christmas and New Year’s weeks in warm-weather climates that includes classic pieces made with light, high-quality material.

Lafayette 148 is for the woman who wants to look New York chic in 90 degree weather. The collection that’s featured at the Brickell City Centre location is specifically picked for South Florida’s shoppers and influenced by men’s wear tailoring.

Lafayette 148 - Sidra Dress

Sidra Dress by Lafayette 148 from the 2017 line.

Resort 2018 Collection

You shop. You work. You party.

Naturally, your wardrobe needs pieces that are transitional across multiple groups. They need to be classic, tailored in modern cuts and made in light fabrics.

Enter, Lafayette 148 the brand for stylish women on the go. It’s big on A-line skirts, Italian-inspired dresses, coats and accessories.

Creative director Emily Smith tackles the calendar of any well-to-do socialite in Miami with pieces you can transition from the workplace to a night out on the town.

Missing a Northern fall in while in Florida? Lafayette 148 brings the foliage to you–which translates into Tibetan and Buton inspired pieces.

When it comes to dressing women, Lafayette 148 is “always thinking for her” that’s why you’ll find classic items with a luxurious spin.

Whether you need to dress for a cocktail, philanthropy event or Art Basel, there’s an outfit for you in the Resort 2018 collection.

Resort 2018 Collection: Themes

The collection is marked by five themes:

Modern essentials: Think black and white basic pieces such as dresses and coats.

Timeless essentials: Think neutral colored pieces such as  sweaters, knits and separates made in quality fabric such as  cashmere and wool.

Color statement essentials: Think pieces made in bold colors such as darks and burgundy.

Elemental essentials: Think standout pieces such as skirts in materials like jacquard, brocade, mink and lace.

Italia essentials: Think evening wear in various shades of blue, silver, and grey.

Headquartered in New York and made in Shantou, China, Lafayette 148 was created by Deidra Quinn and husband and wife duo, Mr. and Mrs. Sue. The brand pays tribute to its Chinese roots by ending each price with the number 8. In Chinese culture 8 is a lucky number.

The brand’s new building that includes a showroom is relocating to the Brooklyn Navy Yard from Manhattan.

Lafayette 148 also carries shoes such as ankle boots, calf haired sneakers, and heeled flats between $148 and $398. Lafayette 148 has accessories such as jewelry, hats, and silk scarves.

For more information: Shop Lafayette 148 at Brickell City Centre. #lafayette148brickell

Lafayette 148 - Naveah Jacket and Rivington Pant

Naveah Jacket and Rivington Pant by Lafayette 148 from the 2017 line.

Look #1: Naveah Jacket and Rivington Pant

Clientele: When you have front row tickets to a performance at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

Where To Shop: Reverie Satin Cloth Naveah Jacket, $698; Luxe Charmeuse Reversible Perla Blouse, $248; Reverie Satin Cloth Rivington Pant, $398

Lafayette 148 - Nouveau Crepe Kerrington Jacket and Lucina Pencil Skirt

Nouveau Crepe Kerrington Jacket and Lucina Pencil Skirt by Lafayette 148 from the 2017 line.

Look #2: Nouveau Crepe Kerrington Jacket

Clientele: For the woman whose constantly holding a meeting in one of the sophisticated conference rooms at the W Hotel Fort Lauderdale.

Where To Shop: Nouveau Crepe Kerrington Jacket, $648; Nouveau Crepe Lucina Pencil Skirt, $348

Lafayette 148 - Clyde Jacket and Belted Charlotte Dress

Clyde Jacket and Belted Charlotte Dress by Lafayette 148 from the 2017 line.

Look #3: Clyde Jacket and Belted Charlotte Dress

Clientele: For the woman who plans on stealing the show after RSVP-ing to an art exhibit at the Perez Art Museum Miami.

Where To Shop: Glazed Weightless Lambskin Clyde Jacket, $1148; Pleating Mesh Charlotte Dress, $698; Leather Solla Sandal, $398

Lafayette 148 - Tuxedo Jacket and Allen Pant

Tuxedo Jacket and Allen Pant by Lafayette 148 from the 2017 line.

Look #4: Tuxedo Jacket and Allen Pant

Clientele: For the woman who can’t stop dining at the SLS Hotel in South Beach.

Where To Shop: Classic Velvet Tuxedo Jacket, $698; Reverie Satin Cloth Allen Pant, $398

Lafayette 148 - Robyn Coat and Mercer Pant

Robyn Coat and Mercer Pant by Lafayette 148 from the 2017 line.

Look #5: Robyn Coat and Mercer Pant

Clientele: For the woman who always gets invited to the Gilt Groupe’s annual, pop-up sample sale.

Where To Shop: Nouveau Crepe Robyn Coat, $798; Fine Gauge Merino Modern Turtleneck, $278; Silky Stretch Nappa Mercer Pant, $998; Cadow Boot, $498

Lafayette 148 - Long Orb Necklace and Sidra Dress

Long Orb Necklace and Sidra Dress by Lafayette 148 from the 2017 line.

Look #6: Sidra Dress and Orb Necklace

Clientele: For the woman who never misses a date at the Jaya, the Setai Hotel’s Asian restaurant.

Where To Shop: Long Single Orb Necklace, $148; Emory Cloth Sidra Dress, $498

Brocade Celinda Dress and Cadwin Bootie

Brocade Celinda Dress and Cadwin Bootie by Lafayette 148 from the 2017 line.

Look #7: Brocade Celinda Dress and Cadwin Bootie

Clientele: For the woman who always has Art Basel on her mind.

Where To Shop: Petit Fleur Rococo Brocade Celinda Dress, $798; Suede Cadwin Bootie, $448

Lafayette 148 - Laurence Jacket and Lucina Skirt

Laurence Jacket and Lucina Skirt by Lafayette 148 from the 2017 line.

Look #8: Laurence Jacket and Lucina Skirt

Clientele: For the woman who spends her afternoons attending skincare launches at Bal Harbor Shops.

Where To Shop: Venetian Tweed Laurence Jacket, $598; Nouveau Crepe Lucine Skirt, $348; Suede Cadwin Bootie, $448

Lafayette 148 - Sonya Dress

Sonya Dress by Lafayette 148 from the 2017 line.

Look #9: Sonya Dress

Clientele: For the woman whose never not at the SoHo Beach House with a cocktail in hand.

Where To Shop: Sonya Dress, $548

Lafayette 148 - Aveena Dress and Bacily Flats

Aveena Dress and Bacily Flats by Lafayette 148 from the 2017 line.

Look #10: Aveena Dress and Bacily Flat

Clientele: For the woman who loves happy hour in the Living Room at Faena Miami Beach.

Where To Shop: Wool Interlock Aveena Dress, $598; Suede Bacily Flat, $328

Lafayette 148 - Reversible Robyn and Nolita Stirrup Leggings

Reversible Robyn and Nolita Stirrup Leggings by Lafayette 148 from the 2017 line.

Look #11: Reversible Robyn Coat and Nolita Stirrup Legging

Clientele: For the woman who wants to be incognito when shopping for lingerie at Agent Provocateur.

Where To Shop: Sleek Merino Shearling Reversible Robyn Coat, $3498; Punto Milano Notita Stirrup Legging, $298; Bai Flats, $298

Lafayette 148 - Cashmere Sequin Trim Tee

Cashmere Sequin Trim Tee by Lafayette 148 from the 2017 line.

Look #12: Cashmere Sequin Trim Tee

Clientele: For the woman who remains chic even when shopping at Shops at Merrick Park.

Where To Shop: Cashmere Sequin Trim Tee, $278; Sarafina Boot, $648; Glazed Weightless Lambskin Rumi Skirt, $898

Lafayette 148 - Cashmere Chainette Cardigan

Cashmere Chainette Cardigan by Lafayette 148 from the 2017 line.

Look #13: Cashmere Chainette Cardigan

Clientele: For the woman who likes to stay warm while dining at Area 31, the restaurant and bar at the Kimpton EPIC Hotel.

Where To Shop: Cashmere Chainette Cardigan, $1298; Finite Italian Flannel Soho Track Pant, $398Nouveau Jersey Turtleneck, $298;Calf Hair Bade Sneaker, $298

 

Lafayette 148 - Sequin Trim Tee and Lucina Skirt

Sequin Trim Tee and Lucina Skirt by Lafayette 148 from the 2017 line.

Look #14: Sequin Trim Tee and Lucina Skirt

Clientele: For the woman who wants to appear conservative while on a date at the World Erotic Art Museum.

Where To Shop: Cashmere Sequin Trim Tee, $278; Nouveau Crepe Lucina Skirt, $348

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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