Shelly Steffee is a designer of the future. Based in NYC, this designer's philosophy in creating clothing is to "evoke an emotional response and enhance the individual." A serious philosophy for some serious clothes!
Steffee's clothes include sophisticated separates with sharp lines and muted colors; simple and chic outerwear, modernist gowns, and utilitarian tops. If you consider yourself a minimalist, here is an innovative designer for you. You can shop her creations via Refinery 29 and I think this Shelly Steffee Wrap Zip Top, $550, makes such a statement - it's like a modern Vivienne Westwood piece.
To see more from Shelly's Fall/Winter 07 collection,