Luxury cashmere. That's what the Tse brand was always known for. They owned the sophisticated cashmere knit customer, but were never the go-to collection for high-fashion.
They have attempted to change that by hiring hot designer Jason Wu for a specialized collection. His collaboration brought in a flattering brush-stroke print and a graphic delicate crochet pattern to the mix for Spring. My favorite piece was the tubes of chiffon knit into a chunky sweater. Does this make Tse a major fashion player? I'm not sure. I never bought Tse because it was the trendiest item. I bought Tse for it's high quality fine cashmere pieces that would be timeless.
The regular Tse collection was as expected. Neutrals with some bolder blues. Elegant, updated classics. What I did not expect to see was the domination of woven pieces. I always thought of Tse as a knitwear brand. As someone who would prefer to live in lightweight sweaters year-round, it was a little disappointing.
Accessories included chunky silver cuffs. A statement necklace in silver. Shoes were wide-strapped high heeled sandals.
Mingling: Jason Wu was on hand to describe his vision.
photographs by Mariana Leung