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Behind the Scenes of the Chicest Happy Hour with Cinq à Sept

Most working stiffs know a place to grab a drink after the day is through. In some offices, a post-work cocktail is almost mandatory, a way to let professional conversations seep into the early evening hours, to operate away from office politics, to form collegial bonds outside of email.

Cinq à Sept 'Antonia' lace turtleneck

Happy hour traditionally happens once the office closes, so around or after 5pm, in the time right before night officially settles in. In French, the designation cinq à sept (“five to seven”) applies. For Jane Siskin, the designer behind a line of clothing so named, it is the time when anything can happen.

Cinq à Sept pre-fall cookbook

We spoke with Siskin about her romantic collection of modern clothes, and she shared a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Cinq à Sept’s pre-fall lookbook shoot at Raoul’s in New York. The historic French bistro was the perfect setting for these contemporary bohemian styles. In short, if your after-work round of drinks looked this amazing, kvetching about your job would quickly be replaced with cavorting with your colleagues.

Cinq à Sept lookbook

If your collection had a spokesmodel or mascot who would that be?

Bella Hadid.

What kind of woman wears Cinq à Sept?

The Cinq à Sept woman is confident and romantic, a bit provocative and très cool.

Cinq à Sept 'Romeo' asymmetrical silk top

 What would be Cinq à Sept’s signature cocktail?

An Aperol Spritz.


Cinq a Sept Romeo silk tank

What were your influences for the pre-fall collection?

When designing the pre-fall collection, we really wanted to create clothes that would be suitable for all occasions of your life. Day-to-night functionality is a constant thread throughout the line—the goal is to bring chic and pretty to everyday life.

Cinq à Sept 'Vega' two-tone faux wrap dress

Any other need-to-know French phrases when wearing this collection?

C’est tout bon (“it’s all good”) is a phrase we love.

Tell us about some of your luxe fabrications.

Head-to-toe prints, lace and layers of silk are paramount in the pre-fall collection and will continue in seasons to come.

Cinq à Sept 'Caspian North' floral print silk tank

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