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Ernest W. Baker Spring 2025 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review: Tribute and Celebration

Ernest W. Baker Spring 2025 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review: Tribute and Celebration

As is tradition at Ernest W. Baker, Reid Baker and Inês Amorim layered design elements from previous seasons into their clothing for spring 2025. But this collection for men and women also served as a tribute to the great- father of Baker, who gave his name to the brand, since his recent death at the age of 95.

According to Baker, it is also an homage to the brand’s early collections.

“We were playing with this idea of ​​drawing from your wardrobe and then reinterpreting (fashion),” continued the designer. “So it was just simple, classic things that filled out his wardrobe, like the pinstripes, those grandfather checks, the classic checks.”

These fundamental elements have been enhanced with fine stripes in leather or jacquard.

“We explored more of these artisanal elements that take a lot of time to make,” Baker said, holding up a crocheted knit jacket decorated with gold beads. “It was kind of a healing process.”

At the same time, the brand continues to highlight Portuguese artisans. A suit vest was dotted with small light blue stone charms.

“It’s reminiscent of tears,” Baker said, adding that the collection celebrated her grandfather, “because he lived a good life. We also have these very fun elements.

There was a jacket made of jacquard ribbon, giving volume, which could be blended into a total look, including matching shoes and a fanny pack for example.

“The first collections were literally inspired by him, and the brand evolved into this Ernest character,” Baker said.

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