Designer Ellis Yu got her start making flower girl dresses, but left the pint-size business behind to debut 71 Stanton this month (check out page 52 of InStyle’s June issue!). For her line, the designer combines soft jersey and silk chiffon, to create casual elegant pieces. “The 71 Stanton girl needs her clothes to be effortless but chic,” Yu (inset), who emigrated from South Korea, but now calls California home, told InStyle.com. “I love juxtaposing contrasting fabrics to achieve that look.” While her line’s first collection is currently in stores, ranging from $88 for a tank to $198 for a dress (Piperlime.com and ASweetOnline.com), she gave InStyle a sneak peek at what we can expect for fall—think faux leather, jacquard, and organza elements on trench coats, sweaters, skirts, and more. Click through to see some of our favorite styles from 71 Stanton’s fall collection.
— Nikki Ogunnaike