You’re about to introduce your favorite poet at the university reading that you helped organize. Standing just off stage, you take a deep breath and smooth the soft cotton-blend fibers of this black, Peter-Pan-collared Knitted Dove top over your kelly-green, pleated midi skirt. By mixing retro inspiration into her fresh, contemporary designs, Knitted Dove designer Gracie Von Kriegenbergh has perfected the formula for demure fashion. You step onstage and eloquently read the opening remarks you’ve written, maintaining a poised demeanor inspired by the threefold, lace-trimmed, herringbone collar and white-button accents of your long-sleeved top. Welcoming tonight’s esteemed writer to the stage, the audience applauds as you step back from the podium in your black Mary Janes. You’re grateful for the comfortable and flexible fabric of this shirt as your literary idol offers you a hug and whispered words of sincere gratitude for your lovely speech.