Top Picks from the Saks Fifth Avenue Designer Trunk Show Pop-Up

By Dacy Gillespie
In Style

No need to head to New York for the latest designer looks—St. Louis shoppers had the chance to shop pieces by Tess Giberson and Yigal Azrouël fresh off of the runway at the Saks Fifth Avenue Designer Trunk Show Pop-Up on Friday, following their exciting Thursday evening runway show at Union Station.

Saks Fifth Avenue Designer Trunk Show Pop-Up Photo by David Vassalli.

Photo by David Vassalli.

 

Here are the pieces we loved:

“Wave Collage Dress" from Tess Giberson

Photo by Dacy Gillespie.

Tess Giberson brought her entire Spring 2015 collection to St. Louis, as shown at New York Fashion Week last month. Last fall, at a presentation at Saks, Giberson charmed us when she spoke about how she loves collaborating with her husband, artist Jon Widman. For this collection, inspired by the contrast between nature and artifice in Palm Springs, he created beautiful watercolor prints as seen here on the “Wave Collage Dress”. Although from the spring collection, this dress can also take you through the winter layered underneath one of Giberson’s signature relaxed cardigans and over leggings.

pencil skirt with a geometric graphic woven print  Tess Giberson

Photo by Dacy Gillespie.

Giberson loves working with knits, which was evident in many of the pieces she showed. This pencil skirt with a geometric graphic woven print easily transitions from season to season and day to night.

 

Photo by David Vassalli.

Photo by David Vassalli.

Pleated chiffon brings a different dimension to another airy watercolor print. We love the high neck and breezy a-line shape, perfect for St. Louis’ hot summer days.

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Yigal Azrouël’s pieces were an assortment from his Holiday, Resort, and Spring/Summer collections. His special attention to details and finishings is the common thread connecting the looks. This cape sleeve dress stunned on the runway and we were able to appreciate even more detail in person, like the tonal piping, which adds extra structure. A sleek, minimalist, timeless look, this dress is a great addition to the modern woman’s wardrobe.

Saks Fifth Avenue Designer Trunk Show Pop-Up yigal

Photo by Dacy Gillespie.

Like Giberson, Azrouël was inspired by California—more specifically, surfing and the era in which it was introduced to the state. We loved this long dress with a palm tree print. Again, silk grosgrain piping adds the final touch.

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Photo by David Vassalli.

Known for sexy silhouettes, Azrouël has recently veered into a more traditionally feminine direction with vintage-inspired looks like this blush-colored dress with an exquisite beaded flower detail. If you loved these looks, head to Saks for even more from these two inspiring designers.

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