While you are, of course, more than welcome to primp and preen to your heart’s content before the mirrors at the Sutter Street boutique he opened earlier this year, San Francisco-based designer Christopher Collins hopes wearers of his latest collection will need very little time gazing into their own looking glasses come spring.
“I intended for the line to be effortlessly elegant. You put it on, and it’s a look ready to walk out the door,” says Collins of his spring 2010 collection ($150-$400).
The newly-opened boutique from San Francisco native Christopher Collins takes its cues from the pages of history – and we’re not just talking about the clothes, the best of which amp up highly wearable silhouettes with dramatic details culled from fashion’s past.
Quite literally, the pages of fashion’s past have a presence in the local designer’s Tendernob boutique, thanks to walls papered with the style sections of newspapers hailing from the early 20th century and before.