This gorgeous Spring Friday is the perfect day to sport a look from my favorite new addition to Tres Mariposas—fabulous designer, Jonathan Simkhai.

Jonathan Simkhai is a fresh contemporary line with an edge, and fine details that belie the affordable price tags. It’s no surprise that Hollywood is flocking to the designer’s knitwear, and his two piece crop tops and skirts are his speciality. I mentioned Jonathan Simkhai in my blog post about NYC, and I believe him to be not only “up and coming,” but a true and enduring talent.

At Tres, we have featured likes like Yigal Azrouel, Derek Lam and Jason Wu, but their designer looks comes with high-end prices tags. Jonathan Simkhai delivers the same quality aesthetic and an attainable price point (because unless you’re Ivanka Trump, shelling out $500+ for a top is more than a splurge). Tres received its first Simkhai order back in February, and our clients clamored over his fabulous, luxurious knits. Those pieces are back for Summer as transitional, forever pieces that will enjoy a long life in and out of your closet.

Jonathan has become a friend of mine, and revealed to me that before he made it big in the fashion industry, he worked as a cheerleading coach. He’s a New York native, a Parsons and FIT-trained designer, and he launched his first women’s wear collection in 2010.

In the photo below, I’m wearing an integrate piece that will be available for sale from Tres in a few short weeks. My sunglasses are by Prada and the shoes are Stuart Weitzman, also available at Tres Mariposas. I’m a fan of the color black in interesting textures, and my bottoms here are actually techno fiber skorts with pockets.

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