Since launching Cerre in 2005, L.A. husband-and-wife duo Clayton and Flavie Webster have developed a following for lambskin biker jackets that are handcrafted in their Melrose Avenue atelier. In recent years, the West Coast brand has been tapped by A-list costume designer Trish Summerville to create hundreds of custom pieces for Hollywood blockbusters The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. But if it’s Cerre’s perfect Perfectos that continue to draw new customers, it’s the increased focus on tailoring that keeps them coming back. This season, the Websters focused on a comparatively relaxed silhouette with high-waisted, wide-legged trousers and slouchy suiting separates that gave off a confident, androgynous vibe à la Katharine Hepburn. Elsewhere, they cut more feminine pieces from menswear-inspired materials that didn’t feel too precious. A one-shouldered black dress and circle skirt—both of which featured flattering, asymmetric cascades—came in a luxe felted wool that was also used on a windowpane-check poncho. As usual, outerwear was a particular strength here, with standouts including sumptuous wrap coats accented with subtle architectural pleats around the neckline. In terms of leather items, a swingy trapeze dress and tough pencil skirt with a zipper that curved around the hip felt fresh. Ditto went for the oversize, buckled hobo bag. Instead of models, the latest short video stars real friends and supporters of the brand, such as fashion editor Annina Mislin and Natalia Bonifacci. “People always ask us, ‘Who is your woman?’ We have her and decided to show her off this time around,” they explained.
—Brittany Adams
Runway Feed

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