Fortique loves the fashion that Boston-based designer Britt Elridge has brought to D.C. Her new store, Britt Ryan, is tucked along Wisconsin Ave in Georgetown, where the designer herself works. She makes all the patterns that adorn her printed pieces. The wool used in her collections brings with it the sophistication of the Paris Chanel mill where it originates. All her clothes, however, are manufactured domestically in New York, so don’t be afraid to shop without inhibition.
The Britt Ryan aesthetic is characterized by classic fit with just the right amount of playfulness. The designs seem to be largely for the 20-50 demographic, and her structured wool pieces and more relaxed silk pieces can add spice to any wardrobe. Her clothes are ideal for transitioning from day to night; a quick accessory change is all that’s needed. Shoppers can be confident that they’ll be sporting a one-of-a-kind look, too. There’s no need to fear a “who wore it better?” match-up, since Britt makes sure to keep her clothes limited to small boutiques.