This season, Jeff Halmos and Sam Shipley took their line—which has been in turns classically American, preppie, and glamorous—toward something more dark, serious, even European. Their Fall collection has a strong, modern confidence. Overall, these works represent the cleanest look to come from Shipley & Halmos. Black and gray take over the color palette, but allow for pieces like the camel toned blazer to to shine through. I’m impressed by the exquisite pairing of tailored outerwear with just the right amount of sheen to add dimension. This was totally unexpected for me by this duo – a great thing in this case.