Autumn Adeigbo took a well-deserved vacation last year. The designer has seen incredible growth at her company since launching in 2018, including securing VC funding and mentors such as Tory Burch. She was overdue for a vacation, and, as it happens, it ended up serving her work well. “I allowed myself some time off and went to Malibu, and I stayed at a ranch, a really beautiful ranch and they had horses and cows,” Adeigbo said. Which explains the equestrian motifs and Western aesthetics in her fall 2023 collection.
The clothes are filled with portraits of horses, plaid, and fringe. There are even a few pairs of chaps in faux-suede. Adeigbo is known for her midi and mini dresses with big sleeves and bold textiles. These prairie-lite dresses work well with the Americana fabrics used this season, such as a watercolor-esque brown plaid and a creamy taffeta. The horse decal becomes kitschy in some places, but looks best on the sleeves and hem of a black day dress with a ruched bodice. Giddy up!