One of the things I love about living in New York City is that it allows me to freely express my individuality. So when cruising the shops for clothes, I thrive on finding versatile pieces that complement all the diverse aspects of my split personality, particularly like the ones I found from Hunter Dixon. A Hitchcock heroine-inspired clothing line worshiped for its ultra-flattering fit and wearability, Hunter Dixon is quickly becoming one of the hottest new names in retail.
The offspring of two close friends, Hunter Lingle (who designed for Nanette Lepore and Rebecca Taylor) and Jennifer Dixon (an ex-model and entrepreneur), Hunter Dixon was born on a whim last winter after the two noticed a void of haute-couture styles with attainable price tags in the marketplace. These twenty-something Southern belles, who somehow manage to keep separate day jobs (Hunter at a hedge fund and Jen at an ad agency), had always yearned for high-end garments with a flirty, ’40s-inspired flair, but couldn’t find frocks that suited their style (and bank account). The rest, shall we say, is herstory. The girls recently debuted their second smash collection, which includes a mix of modern silhouettes such as blousy leaf-print silk shirts to sophisticated charcoal grey tunics, all of which are meant to work seamlessly with everything in your wardrobe. Other standouts you won’t want to be without: a brilliant metallic brocade dress, a knee-grazing camel-haired coat, a pale pink high-collar tank with pretty ruffles, menswear-inspired wide-legged trousers, a puffy-sleeve herringbone sports jacket and a swing coat with pleats and antique buttons. Neither cutesy nor conservative, Hunter Dixon is a luxe line of day-to-night separates with price tags that won’t send you into sticker shock. Judging from the duo’s skyrocketing success, it won’t be long ‘‘til Lingle and Dixon bid adieu to their day jobs.
- Hunter Dixon
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