Clover Canyon

With her focus on jubilant engineered prints, “every season is Resort at Clover Canyon,” said designer Rozae Nichols at a showroom appointment. Cuba was the destination of the latest lineup, so she spliced together Havana-themed motifs like classic Caddy cars, cigars, tropical fruit, jute, and vibrant mosaic tiles—stretching and wrapping the images for a figure-flattering result. Per usual, the patterns did most of the talking, so Nichols kept the silhouettes relatively simple, adding the occasional flamenco-inspired flounce to the sleeves or hemlines of day dresses. Bomber jackets and cropped “sarong” pants gave the collection sporty appeal, as did the stretchy neoprene used throughout, notably on a strapless A-line frock and what was perhaps the most memorable piece: a novelty sweatshirt featuring a hand-drawn portrait of eccentric cigar-roller Mavis Toussaint Fuentes puffing away. For the most part, fashion seems to have moved away from the digital-print craze in favor of a more pared-down look, but according to Nichols, prints will always be the Clover Canyon medium, and she kept them looking fresh here.
—Brittany Adams
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