One gets the feeling that Gabriela Hearst pulled from all parts of her life when putting together Fall 2020. Fringe, tawny suede, and richly woven fabrics all belong on the Uruguayan ranch where Hearst grew up; it’s easy to imagine her spending childhood hours studying similar styles, absorbing their inherent glamour while waiting for the day she’d become a “grown-up.” The sleekness of her adulthood in New York City is represented by beautifully cut coats, chic dresses, and off-the-shoulder cashmere.
Every designer approaches the idea of sustainability differently too, and Hearst’s take is to look to the past. Hand-painted designs turn leather coats and accessories into pieces that will be kept for generations, and much of the knitting was done by Manos Del Uruguay, a non-profit cooperative of female artisans. Style plus substance, truly.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.