March 25, 2016
For Fall 2016 St. John Senior Vice President of Design, Greg Myler drew inspiration from the richness and extravagance of the bygone empire. The free-spirit of bohemian style through military details, folkloric prints in opulent fabrics and rich hues provide an elevated sense of elegance. View the collection as reviewed by WWD.com below.
By Kristi Garced
This season, designer Greg Myler took his cues from bygone eras. He infused St. John’s Fall collection with straight-out-of-the-Seventies references such as lean midi-length sweater coats and textured silk tie-neck blouses. There were romantic bohemian/folkloric touches, too — ruffled sleeves and stencil-patterned knit dresses — that imbued the line with a soft, feminine vibe, despite the stark black, white and gray palette.
But the real highlight was the outerwear, which featured luxe looks in rabbit fur, leather, shearling and double-faced cashmere adorned with velvet fringe and tassel detailing. Standouts included two jackets: a motorcycle style with an oversize eyelash tweed and a structured, knit number with decorative silver buttons and braiding that imparted a military motif. St. John has long been a favorite of politicians and political spouses; now it seems to be aiming for the officers’ wives as well.