I recently saw a friend from out of town. She was wearing the most stylish blue and white striped dress. When I asked about it, she said… “you blogged about it”. I did?!?
I couldn’t place it until she mentioned the designer’s name….Mark Sikes. I HAD blogged about Sikes, but I had focused exclusively on his interior design chops. My friend found his new clothing line, on her own, as it was on his website.
In less than a year, Mark Sikes has managed to “own the stripe” thanks to his line of American sportswear made from Italian fabrics. The simple silhouettes and classic tailoring with the “volume turned up” are a return to timeless fashion. It’s the kind of line that Jackie would have worn while vacationing in Capri, but would look fresh today in Nantucket, Atlanta or Santa Barbara.
Currently, his 2017 resort line (with an intense shot of red) is available for pre-order on Moda Operandi. I’m eyeing the “everything top”, which can be worn numerous ways.