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Compass A ppar el TRENDSOME TRIO A superiorly stylish troika dictating the bounds and borders of urban fashionality, meet the visionary women responsible for the elevated look of fashion house Lafayette 148 New York. TEX T BY RYAN JARRELL Often indelibly associated with an illiberal cult of personality, when it comes to fashion, no brand is borne upon a single back. Best exemplifying (and celebrating) the power of teamwork within atelier-based artistry is Lafayette 148 New York, a commandingly cosmopolitan line for the modern woman poignantly permeating our sunny shores. Spearheaded by CEO & Founder Deirdre Quinn, Chief Creative Officer Barbara Gast and Creative Director Emily Smith, Lafayette 148 New York’s Sino-influenced professional pieces effortlessly broadcast the well-oiled machinations at the harmonious heart of this expansive brand while simultaneously encouraging and enlivening the increasingly emergent woman of today. Interested in seeing some of this glamorous garb in person? Lafayette 148 New York has a number of notable locations in South Florida, including their recently opened boutique at Brickell City Centre; Lafayette148NY.com. 18