Clothes you don’t have to think too much about. That’s the concept that inspired Eileen Fisher to found her company. “From the beginning, I wanted to make clothes that are about comfort, ease, and elegance,” she says. “Things you can throw on and wear with confidence through your day.” Eileen Fisher’s new Urban Life Collection pushes the idea a step further by presenting staples that take you from breakfast into the evening, no change of outfit required.
The m.o. behind the line is downtime gone upscale. Made of soft fabrics, Urban Life Pieces take inspiration from athletic wear, but they’re also sophisticated looking–and they continue Eileen Fisher’s commitment to sustainability and socially responsible manufacturing.
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Above: An ensemble that captures the Eileen Fisher’s Urban Life look. The Knit Shawl Collar Doubleface Coat in brushed wool is detailed with leather-trimmed pockets and hidden hand-finished seams; $598. The Skinny Jean, made in the US of organic cotton stretch denim, has a lustrous, leather-like waxed finish; $178. For work or play, add the Drawstring Backpack of black, pebbled, soft Italian leather. It’s made at a family-owned factory in New York City, one of the last in Manhattan’s leather district; $298. Want to know more about the slip-ons? See below.
Above: A sweatshirt that you can take anywhere, the Organic Cotton Twisted Terry Box-Top is soft-spun organic cotton with a two-tone texture; $178.
Above L: Knit in Peru from the wool of alpacas raised high in the Andes, the Fluffy Alpaca Chainette Sweater has a comfy, straight fit. It’s shown here in Dark Pearl; $278. Above R: Pair the pullover with Boyfriend Jeans, which are made in the US of organic cotton stretch denim with an Aged Indigo finish; $178.
Above: The Funnel Neck Cocoon Coat in Baby Alpaca has an artfully oversize shape. The luxurious alpaca is double-faced–roll up the sleeves for a glimpse of contrasting color inside; $498.
Above: A silvery quilted jacket with an eco-story: It’s made of 70-percent recycled nylon, partially sourced from discarded fishing nets. The Recycled Nylon Puffer features an asymmetrical two-way metal zip and a subtle shirttail hemline. It’s down- and feather-filled and shown here in Ash; $398.
Above: Casual and comfortable but with an edge, the oiled black Italian nubuck Kick Flat just might be the perfect about-town shoe; $175.