Twenty-Seven Names’ new summer collection “Nine Lives” was inspired by a Katherine Mansfield short story that I’ve never read, but ought to. I don’t know anything about Katherine Mansfield–actually for the longest time I got her confused with Katherine Anne Porter, and never even knew that she was New Zealand-born until now.
Anyhow, if Mansfield’s stories are anything remotely like these clothes I think I’ll like them. They were designed with a ’20s garden party theme in mind, which explains the wispy dresses and skirts. There are plenty of structured, classic Twenty-Seven Names pieces too, from jackets to cropped pants to button-up shirts.