A fresh look at an enduring style: Our T-Neck Top is now a go-to in many a client's closets and I am so grateful for each and every purchase---and overjoyed to see our pieces being worn again and again; they are earning their space in your wardrobe, as they should!
When I started designing the first DeLaunay collection (A/W2018) it was very important to me that we'd have some affordable luxury price points mixed in with the more expensive investment pieces like the Doyenne Jacket. At my first strategy meeting with consultant Lydia Conley of Fashion Industry Consulting (she's a fellow St. John alum!) she urged me to get moving on my knit game.
This particular design had two inspiration points: The high-necked layer worn by Napoleon's officers under their jackets (a conscious reference from costume history) but also an unconscious pull from my memory banks: Images of my own mother in the 1960's wearing sleek simple pullovers with her Capri pants (a la Grace Kelly's off-duty look.)
The result is the T-Neck Top; for Pre-Fall, we have this in its original long sleeve, and a new cropped/short sleeve Variant is on the way! Shown here in Ivory, cut from G.O.T.S. certified organic cotton interlock. Also available in Oceana Blue. Perfect for chilly Summer nights along the coast, and will continue to serve you well into Fall and beyond.