Quiet luxury, stealth wealth, anti-viral—you’ve probably heard these terms being thrown around a lot recently, especially if you’re an avid Who What Wear reader. But no matter what you call it, there’s an undeniable shift happening right now from excess to nondescript, anonymous style. “Quiet luxury” is both a class of anti-logo designer goods as we’ve reported on but it’s also defined by a full-blown aesthetic that places an emphasis on superior quality, detailed craftsmanship, and the kind of classic, timeless style that makes luxury clothing a worthwhile investment.
As for where you might find these kinds of high-end wardrobe foundations, well, I just stumbled upon a treasure trove of them. This year, I made it my mission to shop for new clothing items with a “fewer, but better” mindset, so when I had the chance to discover the maker of superb essentials Brochu Walker at their L.A. HQ last month, I was instantly curious to learn more. The name is derived from its founding designers Lisa Brochu and Lauren Walker but has operated with owner and CEO Karine Dubner at the helm since 2013. Known for its cloud-like cashmere and an effortless Californian style, Brochu Walker has been a mainstay at retailers like Shopbop and Saks Fifth Avenue but its quality is the kind that’s hard to fully grasp without experiencing IRL.
I had the pleasure of test-driving six of its elevated essentials and after feeling the fabrics and experiencing the fit, all I have to say is wow. Ahead, see how I’m styling six of the best Brochu Walker basics and get inspired by the quiet-luxury outfits I put together with each.