October 17th, 2005
Background on GENES: Combine
San Francisco native Genes Sotto with former Zang Toi assistant
designer Fleur Lidwine-Louis and what you get is GENES. The clothing
line, which is based in New York, is designed with the sexy, urban
woman in mind.
Key Takeaways: This
collection, created by Genes Sotto and Fleur Lidwine-Louis, was a bit
retro, a bit classic, a bit urban, and rather youthful all at the same
time. Classic shapes make Genes highly wearable, while colorblock
designs evoke an element of retro youthfulness.
Color Palette: Canary yellow, teal, turquoise and gold.
Most of the collection was dedicated to lustrous silks, which weighed
flatteringly on models in the form of circle skirts, ruched dresses and
Accessories Report: Side ponytails, dewy faces and lace-up stilettos.
What’s Wearable: Dresses covered in pailettes.
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