Moving on from her Oscar moment last spring (she designed a gown worn to the event by James Franco’s mom), Bay Area designer Camilla Olson has populated her newly launched online shop with ladylike pieces for fall in neutral hues and eco-friendly fabrics.
The former Silicon Valley exec caught the attention of many earlier this year with her intricately constructed Identity line of dresses featuring delicate cage overlays and a spring collection of colorful, ready-to-wear tops, sheathe dresses and scarves that owe their noteworthy hues and unique patterns to a low-impact, environmentally-friendly iron-printing technique developed in Olson’s studio.
For fall, Olson continues her emphasis on classic shapes and silhouettes with a boatneck top, pencil skirt, cropped trench and high-waist trouser, but ushers in a newly muted palette of navy, lavender and putty. And while her collection ($450-$2,000) remains firmly planted in luxury territory, cage-inspired details on several pieces bring her higher-priced Identity line’s defining characteristic closer to purchasing reality for the masses.
Want to view Olson’s work in person? Pop into the Four Seasons Silicon Valley, where you’ll find her designs on display and featured during upcoming events such as the hotel’s Fashion’s Night Out celebration on Sept. 8.
Photography courtesy of Camilla Olson