BINGO! Lynne Hiriak wins for creating and developing a line dedicated to one of the key elements in every woman’s closet … the CARDIGAN. Having worked as a design consultant for Thakoon, Derek Lam, and Lela Rose, Hiriak set out to create cozy knits and cardigans with just-right prices. Cardigans are always comfortable and more importantly they are worn season to season which we love. In this Sunday’s New York Times Style section Bill Cunningham reported on this fashion fav as “fashions future” and we definitely think designer Hiriak knows best:
The CARDIGAN is a subconscious essential in every woman’s wardrobe. Its utility is limitless. It’s the item you take on the plane, throw in a bag or keep on the back of (your) office chair. A cardigan can change an outfit in an instant, dress you up or dress you down, and most of all keeps you warm. It can be worn as a sweater, a jacket, suiting, or outerwear. There’s the everyday staple, the beat up favorite and the one we wish we could replicate or buy instantaneously in every color. Cardigans are timeless and sentimental. We all have a bunch in our closets that have been there for years – holes and all – because we just can’t give them up. They’re reliable, cozy and help us hang onto our best memories. AND, we can always justify the need for another.