Sara Battaglia kept things simple for fall: slender silhouettes, lots of masculine-inspired suiting, primary colors, crisp white shirts with thought-out details. She worked on wardrobe classics with lasting appeal—no diva-esque glamour in sight, but a polished take on the everyday.
Battaglia believes that seduction can be subtle, and that it can go hand-in-hand with comfort and practicality. Her sartorial blazers, while rigorously cut, accentuate the waistline in a feminine way; the same can be said of the wide-leg, high-waisted trousers often paired with a white satin tee for an easy yet stylish look. “A tailored, powerful jacket can give you posture and confidence,” she said, “and being well put together shows a degree of respect for others.”
The line is affordable while safeguarding quality. With prices of luxury brands soared to unprecedented highs, Battaglia sees opportunities in being more considerate, staying away from excesses both in style and pricing. It’s a smart move, one that gives an independent designer like herself room to survive, and possibly thrive: “What I’m after is giving women great pieces they can play with, staying in their lives and their wardrobes for a longtime—attractive fashion at the right price.”