Austyn Ellese Mayfield

Coiffure and Tea

CHIC SALONS IN THE ‘BURBS: At first they were the natural result of sprawl — a taste of city style seeping outward to satisfy former urbanites. But lately these outlying fields, once the land of mom jeans and functional ponytails,…

Restoration Hardware

With the Eclipse Collection, the artisans at Adamas Fine Jewelry perform a kind of reclamation act, producing one-of-a-kind adornments from pieces that either time or style has left by the wayside. Customers who’ve tired of old items can bring them…

Dreams, Materialized

DAVID CHUM WAS BROKE. Despite spending months sewing in his Arlington studio — and waiting tables — the 28-year-old designer was faced with halting production of his line, Selahdor, after just three seasons. Having invested thousands of his own dollars…

All That Glitters

This spring, designers everywhere are harnessing the power of the gold standard. View our slideshow of editor’s picks to view our favorites. 

Sew Promising

EXAMS, THESIS PROJECTS, RAMEN NOODLES — the end of the spring academic term is not usually pretty. For the participants of Boston’s inaugural Graduate Fashion Week, though, the hard work and all-nighters have a far more glamorous payoff. From the…

Debut: Good Sport

Winning. One definition is having it all. This Red Sox–inspired blazer from Boston-based luxury menswear label ECC Life & Style delivers by fusing two important concepts: exuberant team spirit and perfect construction. The jacket’s crimson double pinstripe lends an air…

L. L. (Cool) Bean

New England’s beloved outdoor brand explores a stylish new frontier.

Debut: JNG Floral Designs

For centuries, flowers have been thought to communicate a language all their own. If that’s so, then Jimmy Guzman is as fluent as they come.

Style Debut: Button-Down Shirts

Some see the traditional white button-down as ­decidedly boring, but Cambridge-based designer and fashion-industry veteran Katiti Kironde sees it as an opportunity to overhaul a closet staple­ long due for an upgrade.