The Icon Coat. Born in 1984. My look is very simple so I like coats in great colors.

Featured Tipster: Helen
Featured Tipster: Helen
Featured Tipster: Helen

Reversible peplum top: Sometimes I wear this top inside out or backwards with the peplum in the front.

Featured Tipster: Helen
Featured Tipster: Helen
Featured Tipster: Helen

Trends: I do trend research and what I'm seeing out there is minimalism and a lot of very simple shapes and shapes that you can wear together. Which is what we do!

Featured Tipster: Helen

When I'm travelling, I always pack a poncho. It's great on the plane.

Featured Tipster: Helen
Featured Tipster: Helen

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  • Swishy. When I was designing this double-layer top in Silk Crepe de Chine, I thought about how to wear it four ways: flounce in the back, flounce in the front, black side out--or white. I like things that are versatile. Shop >


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  • Feet First. I like these shoes because they are sleek and sexy. The architectural lines really appeal to me. And our shoes are so comfortable. Shop >

    Feet First

    Feet First >

  • The Icon. This is based on the first kimono coat Eileen designed, circa 1989. We updated the length and added a stepped hem. Mustard Seed is such a great graphic color--it makes a statement with all my basic blacks. Trend alert: yellow is a color you'll see coming on strong. Shop >

    The Icon

    The Icon >

  • Nouveau Bateau. The bateau neck is a trend that happens to be classic Eileen. It is an elegant alternate to the scoop neck and looks great under jackets. Lightweight Viscose Jersey makes it easy to wear, especially if you are traveling.
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  • My New Leggings. I'm finding that I'm wearing these leather-blocked leggings with tunics and under skirts and dresses. They're really versatile and that's important to me, both in the clothes I wear and the clothes I design. Shop >

    My New Leggings

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  • The Weekender. Inspired by a classic French beach bag, this is a great tote for getting out of town--or getting all my design materials to work. I like the distressed look of the cotton twill, along with the handy pockets and top zip closure. Shop >

    The Weekender

    The Weekender >

  • The Chameleon. This is such a simple dress–and it does so much. I can wear it from work into the evening with just a change of shoes or accessories. I love the higher, bateau neck and the simple shift shape. Elegant and really versatile. Shop >

    The Chameleon

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  • Cream of the Crop. Cropped tops are back again! This melange top is fun and versatile. It is a great proportion paired with a simple tank dress. You can also wear it over a long tunic or a long-sleeve skinny tee. Try it with high-waisted pants. Shop >

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