She may be best known for her deft use of lace and special occasion gowns, but that doesn’t mean San Francisco’s Azadeh Riaz, once a designer for the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia, shies away from versatile, functional pieces suitable for frequent wear.
Proof comes in the form of these easy-to-don Azadeh holiday styles, available at the longtime local label’s Union Square and Los Gatos retail showrooms. We love how the pieces shown here are simple enough to become a trusty staples, but carry just the right amount of thoughtful detailing to render each more than a see-it-everywhere basic. Note the Swarovski crystals on the black cocktail dress, the drapey sleeves of the top grey cashmere sweater and the festive pom-poms adorning the bottom cashmere sweater’s shoulder-hugging collar.
At $242 and up, Azadeh’s holiday offerings will no doubt hold the most appeal for those willing to drop a little more on the contents of their closets, we dare say many will part with $295 for a go-anywhere LBD that not only stands out this holiday season, but easily carries into the next.
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