Eileen Fisher LA Showroom Launch Party

launch party: Eileen Fisher LA showroom

Eileen Fisher LA showroom

View of the LA skyline

As I posted earlier this week on Facebook and Instagram, on Monday night I attended the launch party for the new Eileen Fisher showroom in LA’s Fashion District. I’m sure you can image how absolutely thrilled I was to be invited! The space is beautiful, an airy loft in the New Mart building. The showroom was stocked with samples of clothing from upcoming collections; it’s not open to the public, but rather to buyers for retail establishments, to see what they might want to order for future seasons. So yes, I got a fabulous sneak peek, and mes amis, there are some really lovely things to look forward to.

Eileen Fisher LA showroom

Summer 2015 colors

The samples were displayed on racks along the walls, beginning with the Summer 2015 collection. Are those blues not divine??

Eileen Fisher LA showroom

Marsala for early Fall…

Of course Marsala makes an appearance toward Fall…

Eileen Fisher LA showroom

Fall/Winter colors

And moving into Fall/Winter…I didn’t see a bad color in the bunch.

Fashion illustrator at Eileen Fisher LA showroomA fashion illustrator was doing sketches of the party guests. There was music, food and drinks. The mini-taco canapés were delicious. One of the very kind and attentive catering staff kept offering to hold my glass of sparkling water every time I needed both hands to take pictures.

Fall 2015 collection at Eileen Fisher LA showroom

From the Fall collection

And we were treated to a fashion show of several of the Fall pieces. Tracey (with microphone) explained the Eileen Fisher commitment to achieving full sustainability by 2020, including not only environmental impact of production processes, but also humane practices when animal products are used, and ethical employment and labor practices.

Fall 2015 collection at Eileen Fisher LA showroomI was happy to see that for the most part, the long-over-lean silhouette still features prominently in these collections. Tracey explained that for Fall, black as a base color will be softened with a mix of lighter pieces.

Fall 2015 collection at Eileen Fisher LA showroom

Love this plaid serape!

Fall 2015 collection at Eileen Fisher LA showroom

Fall 2015 collection at Eileen Fisher LA showroom

Fall 2015 collection at Eileen Fisher LA showroom

That check print tunic is on my watch list!

Fall 2015 collection at Eileen Fisher LA showroom

I have to say that with any clothing line, there are some seasons that I find more inspiring than others. I was so impressed with the Eileen Fisher collections that were shown for Summer and Fall. So many wearable pieces in gorgeous colors and fabrics, I’m only half joking when I say #wantoneofeach !

I’d also like to thank Leslie at the Century City Eileen Fisher store who added me to the invite list.

I know we’re all focused on Spring at the moment, but are there any of these pieces or looks that you’d wear?

Stay in touch.

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37 Comments

  1. March 19, 2015 / 4:31 am

    What a fabulous opportunity and it looks so fun. I like the direction this designer is moving in, both from her focus on human rights and sustainability but also some of her “tighter” silhouettes that are a little less boxy. The colors are beautiful. I just invested in a lovely grey and white silk slip dress from Eileen Fisher for Spring (if it ever gets here it is going to snow tomorrow) and I can’t wait to wear it with black boots and my leather jacket.

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    • Susan
      March 19, 2015 / 5:53 am

      I agree with Accidental. Some of us do not want to wear boxy. I purchased a wonderful black/gray striped v-neck sweater in the fall that mercifully was not flowing or boxy. It has been a wonderful part of my wardrobe.

    • une femme
      March 19, 2015 / 6:01 am

      I agree that the boxy pieces are harder to wear. Those are still present in future collections, but there were also many of those longer, softer pieces I prefer.

  2. Susan
    March 19, 2015 / 5:50 am

    This launch looks like it was great fun! I have a closetful of Eileen Fisher pieces and look forward to future seasons. I would have one request of EF. For those of us in hot summer climates (like Texas) please design items that do not need to be layered. In other words, we need fabrics that are not transparent so that a camisole or tank is not needed under another top. That kind of layer is way too hot in our summer weather.

    • March 20, 2015 / 2:49 am

      I completely agree with Susan: on most hot days, one layer is all I can tolerate. There are always some EF styles I fall in love with, but refuse to buy because I know I just can’t layer. That being said, the majority of my wardrobe is now Eileen Fisher, so clearly I’m still finding a few things to wear :-).

  3. Northmoon
    March 19, 2015 / 5:55 am

    All of the above please! Great styles, very wearable and I’m happy to support a brand that thinks about sustainable and ethical practices.

  4. March 19, 2015 / 6:08 am

    Beautiful color and shapes, and I’m a big fan of Ms. Fisher. Looks like a memorable afternoon! xo

  5. Jojo
    March 19, 2015 / 7:01 am

    Love the pics taken at an angle. Looks like it was a fun evening!

  6. March 19, 2015 / 7:30 am

    I love the summer palette especially. I also like that the models have some bosom. The super flat models she usually uses don’t help me imagine myself in the clothes!

  7. March 19, 2015 / 8:29 am

    Beautiful colors – and I so appreciate the company’s commitment to sustainability. Fun to see this “insider view” from your perspective.

  8. Jill
    March 19, 2015 / 8:44 am

    I’m really into that striped shirt that gal is wearing about mid-post. I think I will keep my eye out for that one! So glad you got invited to this preview. How fun! Thanks for reporting back. xx

  9. Trish
    March 19, 2015 / 9:12 am

    Leslie knew what she was doing by inviting you and hooray for her. I had no appreciation of how really lovely Eileen Fisher designs were until I started reading your blog and seeing her clothes on you. So much to love in this post: the Fall Marsala ensemble, the striped top, the last outfit and the checked top you have your eye on. That lot is way over my budget but it is fun to fantasize. I have purchased a couple of Eileen Fisher pieces thanks to you though.

  10. March 19, 2015 / 9:46 am

    How clever of the company to invite you, such a truly classy ambassador for the brand — you’ve shown us all, over the last several years, how versatile this label can be, and the several pieces I bought were purchased because of your influence. I love those blues — but I also love that mossy-olive green that’s lined up for Fall and I’ll be watching for pieces that colour — and that plaid tunic — YES!

  11. Char
    March 19, 2015 / 10:12 am

    My wardrobe is mostly Eileen too. I love the ease and timeless quality of her clothes. The
    upcoming seasons look wonderful and may even get me to try more color. I still prefer the
    long over lean look and some boxy pieces when worn over lean. At any rate, she looks to have
    done a great job to appeal to many different looks! How fun and I too will be adding some of
    these to my want list. I love the Marsala for Fall!

  12. Linda
    March 19, 2015 / 10:23 am

    Thanks for your account and pics, Femme! This must have been a fun event. I have loved Eileen for decades, but two things are turning me away lately: the relentless “box top” and the hi-lo hem. So tired of both looks. When/if she returns to more tunic length tops paired with slender pants and leggings, and loses the hi-lo, I’ll be back (her fabrics are unbeatable). But for now, sadly, I’m buying less and less EF.

    • Susan
      March 19, 2015 / 2:18 pm

      Linda and I are on the same page here. No hi lo hems for me either. I peruse our Dallas EF shop regularly, but haven’t been buying much lately because of transparency of fabrics, boxiness, and the hi lo. I say this to register that EF has customers out here who want them to move on from these three things! Surely, Linda and I are not the only ones. I know that I want to add more Eileen Fisher to my wardrobe, but it has to work for me.

      • une femme
        March 19, 2015 / 3:49 pm

        I love the high-low hems… 😀

        • JaniceG
          March 19, 2015 / 5:46 pm

          I am also a huge fan of the hi-low hems. However, not the boxy cuts or the constant use of grey! On a more positive note, I LOVE Eileen Fisher and much of my love is thanks to you! Seeing your blog and suggestions always gets me excited and my creative juices flowing. So glad you had this opportunity and thanks for sharing it with us!

        • Susan
          March 19, 2015 / 5:47 pm

          I think my issue may be that I keep my clothing for a number of seasons and see the hi lo as somewhat trendy. I love my EF dresses, but some of them are getting worn and need to be replaced. i would like the option of some dresses without the hi lo hemline.

  13. Vicky
    March 19, 2015 / 10:27 am

    If their target buyer is the more mature women why do they use such young models?

  14. janet
    March 19, 2015 / 10:48 am

    I seriously want that white jacket!!!

  15. Nicole
    March 19, 2015 / 10:51 am

    Such a treat to see this through your visit. Thanks for the sneak peek! I love the whole rack of blue hues and I think I could wear anything on it. EF has grown on me. Her commitments and values are commendable. I wonder what animal products are used? I, too, would love to see more tunic length (for my own figure-correcting reason). I cannot wear short length or -horror- crop. Thanks, Susan!

  16. March 19, 2015 / 10:58 am

    What fun. I tried on some Eileen Fisher in Fenwick last week, post to come soon. I am slowly getting into the laid back layered style.

  17. March 19, 2015 / 11:31 am

    Yes! I’ve been waiting for this post! Those blues are calling my name. I have a hard time with boxy on top because my shoulders are very broad. I do love her knits, pants skirts, scarves, tunics…basically everything not boxy! And her company ethics are stellar!
    Have a great trip!

  18. plutrell
    March 19, 2015 / 11:36 am

    So excited for you that you were invited to this…how cool! I would have loved to be there. Now you have me excited for summer and fall! I love EF and the pieces I have been able to add to my wardrobe. i want the Marsala top. Will you share the sketch of you with us??

  19. Pam
    March 19, 2015 / 11:46 am

    Lucky you!! I retired to a beautiful but small, remote beach town and really miss the in-person access to shopping in large cities. Online shopping is not my favorite thing for being able to see true colors and garment shapes on anything other than anorexic stick figures…. There’s nothing like being able to see, touch and try-on in the store.

    Your blog is most helpful to me in this regard because I like being able to see how the EF (and other brands) pieces look in real daylight and in different poses that show the garment shape and movement on a normal body. Thanks for doing this.

  20. March 19, 2015 / 12:15 pm

    I love boxy! I have several box tops from years past and I still wear them. I’m not tall–or thin–but the boxes hang just right on my curves and look more drapey than boxy. Long live the box!

  21. Susiepat
    March 19, 2015 / 2:45 pm

    Thank you. I live in Australia and love the EF label, but as not stocked in any stores here, I get from the States. Postage and returns make this an expensive option. Sure that EF would have a market in Australia.

    • Maryann
      March 19, 2015 / 7:32 pm

      Hi Susie, I live in Sydney and love EF too. It is expensive when we have to ship to Australia from the US so I only have a few items. When I was in Londoan last year I asked the manager of the Covet Garden store if there was likely to be an outlet in Aust and she said she would put the request in her monthly report to HQ. We can but try!.

  22. March 19, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    I adore Eileen Fisher (i only wish I could afford it!) great article. perhaps you’d like to check out my blog some time. love xoxo

  23. March 20, 2015 / 4:45 am

    Wow…very nice dresses and their colors. I really loved them…

  24. Duchesse
    March 20, 2015 / 5:29 am

    Few designers seem as polarizing, which is surprising, because the clothes are simple. I don’t like EF on myself but admire certain pieces on others (including you). I would at least try on tat off white coat but then again, it would not make sense in our climate, and live at the cleaner’s. What fun to go behind the scenes and get a sneak preview.

  25. March 20, 2015 / 7:01 am

    I love the commitment to sustainability too, but I have to say there ARE no humane practices when animals are used. Wool is completely unnecessary and I wish they’d phase it out.

  26. pink azalea
    March 20, 2015 / 7:53 am

    I admire the company’s ethics and their designs, but the clothes rarely work for me. They do look good on you though. You are a good ambassador for the brand!

  27. MJ
    March 20, 2015 / 9:32 am

    I do love that checked tunic. I’m wearing EF even as I type this, but I’m afraid that most of those colors are not in my “spring” palette, or even the related colors for those of us who have “fall” coloring. But my main reaction to the pictures is: Will someone please tell Stacey that she shouldn’t stand like that when she’s doing a presentation? It makes her look little-girly and awkward, when she clearly is someone who is doing well in her job. I’d love her to have the confidence to stand with her feet uncrossed!

  28. March 30, 2015 / 4:29 am

    Lovely collection and it looks like you had a great time.

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