Chicago's Remi Canarie Debuts

—Elle Eichinger | March 25, 2013 | Homepage Latest The Latest

Young designers Liz Patelski and Lisa Panza bring a fresh perspective to Chicago style with their first collection for Remi Canarie. The fall/winter 2013 line is wearable now, with sheer panels, cutouts, and layers that translate flawlessly to spring’s fluctuating temperatures.

The luxe label embraces a casual-cool aesthetic—inspired by 1920s football uniforms and 70s rockers like the Rolling Stones, each piece is both laid-back and sophisticated. “Our clothing is elegant and tailored, but comfortable enough to get the Chicago woman through the day,” Panza says. “We love a woman who dresses herself with enough confidence in the morning that she accepts an impromptu invite to cocktails at night without a second thought.” Made to fit that on-the-move lifestyle so inherent to Chicagoans, the entire collection is transitional. Sheer-paneled blouses are apropos for a night out, but look great peeking out from any one of the neutral-toned sweaters for the office. Sweatpants-style pants are the perfect casual Saturday option, yet can be dressed up with jewelry and a blouse to make a chic evening ensemble. We especially love the colorblocked pencil skirt and cutout LBD.

Still in its infancy, the line isn’t in stores just yet, but Patelski and Panza will be selling pieces from the fall/winter collection at Dose Market on April 14 (435 E. Illinois St.).

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