Style Debut: Button-Down Shirts


Photography by Hornick/Rivlin; Styling by Joji Goto

Plain or pristine? Common or captivating? 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. In her mission to bring minimalist sophistication to women’s shirts, Kironde has launched an eponymous collection of cotton, linen, and silk pieces with a rarely seen attention to detail: delicate ruching, exquisite collars, perfect pleating — all in subtly feminine cuts. The result is both timelessly elegant and unapologetically stylish.

$225–$265, Grettaluxe, 94 Central St., Wellesley, 781-237-7010,