Fashion Week Notebook | Ashleigh Verrier

September 12th, 2005

Key Takeaways: Traces of the 1920s to the 1960s could be felt in Ashleigh Verrier’s debut New York Fashion Week collection. Especially well done were her ruched blouses and pencil skirts. Mixing masculine and feminine elements, Verrier added another dimension to the collection. A masculine women’s tuxedo shirt, for example, was paired with a feminine pencil skirt. In another look, a blouse and silk tank accompanied a masculine-tinged pair of pinstriped pants. All in all, Verrier’s debut collection was a beautifully done stroll down fashion’s memory lane.

Color Palette: Cream and white, various shades of blue, orange, green, and purple.

Silhouettes: Body-hugging blouses and pencil skirts, belted looks, shift dresses, slipdresses, and shirtdresses that felt like modernized versions of 1950s Americana.

What’s Wearable: Most of the collection. In particular, we Love Verrier’s camel coat with the rounded Peter Pan collar. Very Audrey Hepburn in the mid 1960s.

What’s Not Wearable: Some of the pencil skirts may be a bit severe, and the tuxedo shirt struck us as on the theatrical side.

What Makes Verrier Special: Her unique juxtapositions of masculine and feminine items.

Entry Filed under: Runway Reviews, Runway Reviews, Trend, Women

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. moll  |  February 14th, 2006 at 4:52 pm

    i am ashleighs cousin and i think her collection rocks! everything is classy, fashion forward, and timeless. way to go ash!

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