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Waltz: A San Francisco Womenswear Brand to Watch

Minimalist basics aren’t usually this exciting.

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Women in Waltz SS17 Photo: Waltz

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The San Francisco-based womenswear line Waltz is centered around minimal basics — something we currently see everywhere, and all the time — but done in a way that actually got me excited when I first came across the new spring lookbook.

The brand was founded in 2014 by New York native Danielle Colen, with the belief that fashion doesn’t need frills to feel “elevated” — an industry cliché that, by now, has lost its meaning. Waltz is all about quality construction and materials; the end result is a thoughtful line of easy closet staples that don’t cost a ton.

The pieces are season-less, versatile, and well-tailored; tops are in $100 range, dresses are in the $200s, jackets are in the mid-$400s, and nothing exceeds the $600 mark. There’s a heavy selection of great items in the spring collection, including an ankle-grazing duster coat, a fitted denim midi dress, or any of the high-waisted bottoms.

The fall collection, which is out now, includes heavy knit tops, turtlenecks, and trousers with the same expert tailoring in warm, seasonal hues like burnt orange and chestnut. Shop it in person at a handful of West Coast retailers like Anaise, Anomie, and Voyager, or online at Garmentory and Galerie.LA.