EDITORIAL: VOGUE.COM

March 2, 2018

Fall 2018 collection was inspired by the modern global woman. Each piece is polished and purposeful, allowing the St. John woman to walk into any situation confident and empowered.

View the Fall 2018 collection as reviewed by Vogue.com below.

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FALL 2018
ST. JOHN

By Emily Farra on March 1, 2018

St. John’s Greg Myler has a clever solution for women who feel restricted and fussy in traditional evening gowns. His new column dresses for Fall looked just as elegant as any of the clingy, body-conscious numbers you’d see at a gala or wedding—but his came in soft, lightweight knits. A long-sleeved, body-skimming cherry jacquard dress was quietly chic, and another column in the brand’s “couture” section was cut like an extra-long T-shirt in a shimmery, Klimt-esque black and gold knit. There was also a burgundy dress in an inventive knit velvet, which came studded with tiny stones hand-placed by seamstresses in St. John’s Irvine, California, factory.
Of course, some women are resistant to dresses altogether. St. John can meet their needs: The brand started out making skirt suits in the ’60s, and its vintage tweed jackets are a hot item on eBay. For the gown-averse, there was an ultra-light gunmetal tweed jacket (sans the shoulder pads and rigid boning of the ’60s) styled with wide-leg jet velvet trousers. It was a deceptively easy after-dark option; the jacket even had a velvet bow, a feminine twist on a man’s “black tie.” Bohemian types might pair the same trousers with the sparkly tweed and velvet kimono; it felt a bit more relevant to fashion in 2018.

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ST-JOHN-KNITS_2017_6_22-WWD-R18_04Image Credit: Nick Miramontes