The duo behind Smythe celebrate 10 years of blazers.
wThe Dickens blazer gets a flashy upgrade for Smythe’s 10th anniversary.
hen BFFs Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe set out to launch a fashion label, they had a mantra in mind: Do one thing and do it well. Fast-forward 10 years and the duo can certainly be said to have mastered the blazer. Their new capsule collection, 10x10, features updates of the most iconic coats and jackets from their first decade. “I don’t feel like a newbie anymore, but I can’t believe it has been 10 years,” muses Lenczner. “Kind of like how you don’t feel your current age,” Smythe says with a laugh. The key to their success? Staying true to themselves: “We don’t prescribe a certain look because we don’t dress that way,” says Lenczner. “Our pieces aren’t meant to be worn together. We love other designers and mixing them in.” Adds Smythe: “We’re friends with our contemporaries; we support one another. We want to see the industry grow—and be a part of that growth.” ■