Waltz is a San Francisco-based womenswear line built on the belief that fashion should elevate the everyday experience without frills or excess. The collection is about understated eloquence with emphasis on quality materials and expert tailoring. Inspired by the simplicity of menswear but crafted with a woman’s body in mind, every collection is intended to provide seasonless versatility and transition effortlessly into your existing wardrobe. Patterns are cut in the SF studio, and all garments are made domestically with a commitment to ethical craftsmanship. The brand was established in 2014 by Danielle Colen. A native New Yorker with a background in landscape and architectural photography, Colen’s love of strong lines and precise shapes runs through each collection. Yet the ease and wearability of each piece speak to the home she has made for Waltz on The West Coast.
With waistlines pulled up, flares and dresses fitted with patch pockets, the WALTZ SS17 collection mines the tailoring and aesthetic sensibilities of the early ‘70s in an elegant yet straightforward collection of casual wear items. Carrying forward the coherence of previous WALTZ collections, the SS17 collection is based around specific iterations of cut, seamwork and structure that express the versatility of Danielle Colen’s designs. Bralette and wrap tops are matched with dresses that sit low with a casual, yet structured openness. Likewise, the collection’s patch-pocket jacket works as a fitted, shorter counterpoint to its longer coat with dropped shoulders. The A-line miniskirt and long skirt both sit high on the waist and extend toward either toward mid-thigh or mid-calf. As part of the collection’s inspiration with a ‘70s West Coast mentality, the pieces come in a natural, desaturated palette of ivory, black, blue lilac and warm stone with certain pieces available as well in classic tomato gingham.