This new shirt-centric brand is a good example of what I call ‘gentlewoman style’. The shapes are utilitarian but feminine, while the white cotton-linen fabrics nod to indestructible men’s shirts. Paris-based Atlantique Ascoli is inspired by her cache of Victorian blouses as well as Cristobal Balenciaga, which is reflected in the balloon-shaped sleeves and ruffle collars.
I like her take on white: “White has been my color forever. Even if I put on a black sweater, I always put something white underneath. It’s like a face cream in the morning, it wakes you up. You instantly look fresh,” she told Barneys.