Looks like 2009 is a good year for Susan Dell, founder of Phi, and it's designer Andreas Melbostad. Coming up with their first resort collection, and followed by a pret-a-porter spring collection with reviews, here comes the house's first Pre-fall collection.
Andreas Melbostad would always have a great mix of corporate-looking with the ease and effortless of how most New York-based designers like their collection to be. A great example, his Spring 08 collection, with the oversized blazers and waistcoats styled with high-cut biker boots, is still locked hard in my mind by how stylish it looked.
And it's undeniable that Andreas's strength lies in tailoring. As reflected from this Pre-fall collection again, you can see yourself on and off work with the pieces.