September 9th, 2007
Photo Credit: NY Magazine
Key Takeaways: A grab bag of influences–from the 20s flapper dresses to the 60s op-art prints to the 80s unashamed ostentatiousness. Key silhouettes included: short short skirts, high waisted pants, the belt at the waist, and controlled volume.
Color Palette: Neutrals with splashes of color: green, orange, and metallics.
Silhouettes: Controlled volume was the key to this collection. While silhouettes toyed with the concept of volume, they did so in a restrained way, keeping only one part (e.g. the sleeves, the pant legs) big. The minidress and mini skirt featured prominently, as did high-waisted shorts and pants.
Accessories Report: The belt at the natural waistline, cloche-style hats, oversized round sunglasses, and lace-up sneakers and boots.
What’s Wearable: The gowns. Of note was (1) a flowy woven-pattern floor-length gown with a halter neckline, and (2) a draped grecian-inspired metallic floor-length gown. Simply gorgeous.
What’s Not Wearable: Large all-over geometric prints are tough to pull off, especially if you’re petite.