March 10th, 2007
By Priyanka Ghosh and Julie Gulfer
Key Takeaways: Rützou’s collection was all about contradictions in silhouettes, colors and detailing. Strong simple lines merged with layered volume. Smooth silks and satin combined with beaten wools and basic cottons. Rützou paired somber muted hues with seductive splashes of bright colors. Romantic embroidery details were juxtaposed with rebellious leather and stiff metal.
Color Palette: Army green, ink blue and steel grey black were accented by vivid tones of red, purple and parrot green.
Silhouettes: Big over small. Long-sleeved frocks with loosely gathered pleats were worn over capri-length tights or cuffed pedal pushers. Free flowing peasant tops with wrist length sleeves cinched just below the shoulders were worn over skinny pants. Tight bolero vests in textured fabrics accompanied A-line tanks. Details included embroideries, stylized prints, strips of silk and leather, mirrors and metallic accents.
Accessories Report: Platform pumps, elbow length gloves in bold primary colors, and textured knee-length socks. Long hair ironed straight and paired with an oversized leather headband also dominated the runway.
What’s Wearable: Cropped bolero vests with mirror and embroidery detailing worn over A-line tanks flatter the bust while hiding a tummy. We also took note of the long sleeves on the frocks which visually slim and lengthen the arms.
What’s Not Wearable: If Lil’ Kim and Sporty Spice designed a clothing line, their centerpiece might be a pair of wide legged, bright green satin drawstring pants with a shiny white racer stripe down the side. We’re not fans of this look. We also thought that the long scarf made entirely of leather gloves was a bit over the top. Gloves look great on hands. Let’s keep them there.