Rajo Laurel's "Chiaroscuro" collection for Wharton has been available at SM Department Stores since October 10. My favorites are the two-tone shirts. Rajo tells me all the pieces are in cotton, with some sections in woven knit and washed oxford.
I love the two-tone pieces, which can make outfits more interesting.
You can see Rajo's love for gross grain ribbon, used as strips for pockets, sleeve hems, and plackets.
Or to give the illusion of suspenders.
I love how it is used to make a shirt look like the top of a track suit.
Jackets are made sporty by the addition of sections.
When I get the time, I'll make sure to drop by to check out the very first shirt above.
While the pieces are mostly in neutrals, some have worked in muted blues and plums. So I want to see them in person.
Oh, and I also want to see the shirt on the right, with a white/gray section at the back.
Photography by Enzo Mondejar. Styling by Eric Poliquit