Friday, July 18, 2014

Penelope Cruz Directs For Agent Provocateur Lingerie

The Spanish actress is back as the director of the rather risky film to promote the autumn/winter 2014 collection L’Agent by Agent Provocateur, the lingerie line designed by Penelope Cruz and her sister Monica.

L’Agent, the sister label of the British luxury underwear line Agent Provovateur,  has sparked controversies since its launch over its racy promotional films.

Agent Provocateur
Cruz directed a promotional film with husband Javier Bardem last year to promote L’Agent, but the film was deemed so saucy that YouTube took it down. But it didn’t seem to stop the 40-year-old actress, as she’s back with a new collection and a video she told to be sexier than ever.

Hopefully, this time my film won’t be banned for being too sexy,” she said.

In the recently revealed 20-second teaser, Cruz is seen in red leopard-print bra, driving a red Cadillac taking a trip across the dessert. Then handsome Spanish model Jon Kortajarena (known as Jon K) appears writhing in the middle arid land, in need of water and assistance, but suddenly he sees in the distance a bevy of beauties wearing the colourful L’Agent lingerie designs, by the Cruz sisters. Whether is just a real sight or a mirage it’s yet to be revealed when the full film is released on 1st  August.

LVMH And Ebay Settle Lawsuit

LVMH and eBay have settled their counterfeiting dispute, and have vouched to work together to curb the online sale of luxury fakes. LVMH first began court proceedings in 2008 against the resale marketplace, which has been ordered to compensate the French luxury conglomerate several times for allowing fakes to be sold.

"Thanks to our joint efforts, consumers will enjoy a safer digital environment globally," the companies said in a joint statement, The Business of Fashion reports, without further expanding on the measures employed. The "cooperative measures" implemented will set about "protecting intellectual property rights and fighting the online sale of counterfeit goods."

Louis Vuitton
Several online marketplace sites - including Vestiaire Collective and The Real Deal - have been born out of the fact that customers now want to receive some assurances that the piece that they are buying is genuine. LVMH and eBay's new agreement may go some way to helping it catch up with such competitors in terms of authenticity, although the road back may be lengthy.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Alexander McQueen Unveils Fall Campaign

Alexander McQueen will today unveil its fall ad campaign, which has been shot in London by Steven Klein, and stars Edie Campbell. The campaign reflects the mood of the fall runway show, and its “essence of romantic and wild beauty,” according to the brand.

A fragile and childlike Campbell appears as a ghostly figure, half asleep on a carved wooden chair in a grand but creepy home that’s seen better days; she caresses a dark horse and lounges on an inky black bed while dressed in a sheer, feathery gown.

Edie Campbell for Alexander McQueen
The ads will appear in the September issues of titles including American, British and Italian Vogue; Love; Another Magazine; American and British Harper’s Bazaar; Interview; Vanity Fair, and W magazine.

The First H&M Store That Actually Sells Everything

t's go big or go home for H&M: The retail giant is set to open its largest store ever tomorrow in NYC. The flagship, nestled on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 48th Street, will be a sprawling 57,000 square feet. That's alot of space for tank tops and floral dresses.

That's because the offerings will go way beyond on-trend basics. If browsing for cute silverware while snapping up the latest designer collaboration is your kind of thing, you should make this location a go-to. The store will carry all lines from the Swedish label, including clothing, housewares, and cosmetics. A shopping mecca of this caliber in the city's hottest tourist district could just be the perfect platform for introducing the brand's lesser-known collections. A free style-adviser service — a first for the chain — will also be available by appointment.

H&M at NYC
To celebrate the grand opening and new addition to the H&M family, the store's interior will be decked out in art curated by Jeff Koons. A limited-edition crossbody bag designed by the artist will also be available in stores and on line.

After all that, the mega-chain isn't resting on its laurels. The brand plans to debut an even bigger outpost in Herald Square toward the end of this year. Talk about a one-upper.

Alta Moda Lives Up To Its “High Fashion” Name

Renato Balestra Turns To Pink

Alta Moda (Italy´s version of couture) is currently under way, and the clothes are in full swing. With dozens of shows happening this week, these were some of the designers that caught our eye.

As La Vie en Rose, with its swooning French music, filled the runway, Renato Balestra stepped out to take his bow in a rose pink satin neck tie.

What else could Rome's great couturier, 90 this year, have worn to compete with a model whose black velvet gown was encased in a bubble of silken pink? Or a skirt with panniers in the same shade framing a dress in shiny black sequins?

Renato Balestra
This was Alta Moda, Roman-style couture - the kind that the ladies in the audience could understand. I was fascinated by their elegant outfits and the globular pearls around one swan neck after another.

These were society women, often sitting with their daughters. I guess that the Balestra outfit of a satin skirt in macaroon pink swathing the hips, worn with a sparkling black jacket, was aimed at the younger generation. Count a black dress with a full skirt trimmed with pink foliage in the same youthful batch.

I was reminded of Yves Saint Laurent back in the Eighties. But it was fun to see real Roman society - and you don't even get that kind of couture audience in Paris any more.

Long may Renato Balestra reign over Altaroma. And 100 years is only a decade away!

Bridal Beauties in Ibiza

The dreamy maidens with their long, loose hair and dresses where the train swept the floor were surely bridal beauties. For Peter Langner, the German-born designer, trained in Paris at couture houses from Christian Dior to Christian Lacroix, and established in Italy, is known for his wedding gowns.

The inspiration was Ibiza, but has that island in the sun ever before seen such details of precious stones and delicate threads? They were on the surface of dresses in varying shades of green, from algae through to moss to the deep blue green of still water.

Langner Brides
Mr Langner said that he liked to imagine "pure nature that becomes a precious dress - almost a work of art."

The designer's work was also a sirensong to Italy. No other country could produce such detailed handwork from crystals glinting through folds of organza to skirts embellished with hoops and ostrich feathers.

These dresses might also be worn by sweet young things at a ball. But the finale of a dress embroidered with lily of the valley, suggested wedding belles - on Ibiza, of course.

"We have been buying Peter Langner's dresses for 15 years - he is the best couturier," said front-row guest Caroline Burstein, referring to the Browns Bride shop in London.

The CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Nominees Are...

THE CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists have been announced: Wes Gordon; Tanya Taylor; Paul Andrew; Daniel Corrigan and Jake Sargent of Simon Miller; Brett Heyman of Edie Parker; Natalie Levy and Grant Krajecki of Grey Ant; Eva Zuckerman of Eva Fehren; Gigi Burris of Gigi Burris Millinery; Ryan Roche; and Orley's Matt Orley, Alex Orley and Samantha Florence.
CFDA Fashion Fund
The designers were revealed at a cocktail party last night in New York and will now meet with a panel of judges including Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Wintour, Andrew Rosen, Steven Kolb, Ken Downing, David Neville, Marcus Wainwright, Mark Holgate, Jeffrey Kalinsky, Reed Krakoff and Jenna Lyons.

Last year's winners were Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School, with the runners up named as Juan Carlos Obando and Marc Alary, of Marc Alary Jewellery. The awards - which were last year attended by fashion industry guests including Tom Ford and Jourdan Dunn - will be preceded by a designer showcase at Chateau Marmont, attended in 2013 by Victoria Beckham and Diane Kruger.

Mattel Launching Limited-Edition Barbie Lagerfeld Doll

Karl Lagerfeld’s latest collaboration involves what must be the world’s smallest pair of fingerless gloves. They’re to fit the dainty hands of Barbie Lagerfeld, a limited-edition doll being launched this fall by American toy giant Mattel Inc. and the iconic, Paris-based designer.

Part of the Barbie Collector series, the doll is dressed according to the German couturier’s custom: in a tailored black jacket, a white shirt with a high collar and skinny black jeans. Accessories are key, including a fat necktie, dark sunglasses and black ankle boots.

Barbie Goes Karl
Commented Kim Culmone, global vice president of Barbie product design: “It’s not everyday that Barbie dresses like the world’s most famous fashion designer.”

The outfit also recalls items in the women’s Karl Lagerfeld collection, hinged on the namesake designer’s graphic, rock ’n’ roll-influenced style.

Additional details about the figurine and its distribution are to be released at a later date. Mattel is marking Barbie’s 55th birthday this year.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Emotions With Style: The Fragrance Collection Of Diane Pernet

Diane Pernet, the American journalist and blogger, has been the sensational special guest of this edition of Unscent. She presented a soft launch of the three perfumes she has created with Intertrade as well as a special preview of new short films from the ASVOFF festival dedicated to independent cinema, of which she is the founder and curator.

One year ago, Madame Pernet met Celso Fadelli that proposed that she develop her own perfume collection. Diane was enthusiastic about it and they started working together with the Intertrade Team of master perfumers for several months, before finding the perfect combination of ingredients for each fragrance. A journey into sensations, atmospheres and Diane’s memories made this encounter of two true creative minds a new chapter in the history of perfumes.

Diane Pernet
To be honest captures the experience of stumbling upon an ancient church while walking trough the woods. There are notes of myrrh, black pepper, cedar wood, patchouli, vetyver, leather and amber. Desired instead is the pure reminiscent of an oriental garden as the mist rolls in. There are notes of clove, juniper, and nutmeg with a little musk accord in the air. Sensual, energetic and narcotic at the same time.

 In Pursuit of Magic, the third catching fragrance, creates a feeling as if you’ve entered a familiar yet parallel world with notes of refreshing citrus air that simultaneously invigorates and purifies you. Tart, clean, intense, restored and protected. A forth fragrance has yet to be developed as well as the package and the look and feel of all the perfumes. The official debut launch is due to be in September.

From Lottie and Kate Moss to Poppy and Cara Delevingne: 6 Model Sibling Pairs Who Share the Fashion Spotlight

When it comes to model sisters Kate Moss and Lottie Moss it’s all in the genes—or rather, the Calvin Klein Jeans. Like her older sister Kate, who starred in the iconic Calvin Klein campaign in 1992, sixteen-year-old Lottie has just nabbed a CK x campaign shot by Michael Avedon, where she echoes a ‘90s Kate in throwback gear like high-waisted boot-cut denim and a “CK” emblazoned sweatshirt.

Kate and Lottie Moss
But those wide-eyed siblings aren’t the only ones who share notably photogenic DNA. Lily Aldridge and Ruby Aldridge appeared together in Vogue.

Lily and Ruby Aldridge
While Cara Delevingne and Poppy Delevingne are both staples at the Burberry runway shows and beyond. 

Poppy and Cara Delevingne
Other fresh faces on the U.K. scene with equally stunning, yet different looks are sister models Adwoa Aboah and Kesewa Aboah.

Adwoa and Kesewa Aboah
Moving onto Edie and Olympia Campbell.

Edie and Olympia Campbell
And striking a familial pose isn’t just for the girls: Like their father David Beckham brothers Romeo and Brooklyn have also had their time in front of the camera—and we wouldn’t be surprised if David and Victoria Beckham´s youngest son, Cruz, soon follows.

David, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz Beckham

Be A Guest At Valentino's Table

Famed for his opulent parties, designer Valentino Garavani is releasing a book later this year - entitled Valentino: At the Emperor's Table - to help you entertain with even a pinch of his glamour. Photographed by Oberto Gili, the book will showcase the designer's decadent homes, star-studded soirées and "general appreciation for beauty," WWD reports.

"I am very often alone and enjoying my houses," Valentino says in the book - of his homes in Gstaad and London, as well as the famed Château de Wideville outside Paris. "Entertaining 30 or one is the same; the food has to be on a beautiful plate."

The book follows the release of Valentino's partner Giancarlo Giammetti's photographic tome - ´Private´ which documented the couples glamorous life together - last year.

"When you enter his world, you enter the world of luxury; you enter a rare and opulent, yet warm space," André Leon Talley writes in the introduction.

What's The Best Investment Piece?

You may tell yourself that your new Chanel bag or Dolce & Gabbana dress is an investment, but is it really? Designer resale sites - from eBay to Vestiaire Collective - are blooming as consumers sell off their unwanted purchases (and often buy up new ones), but just because something is expensive doesn't mean it's an investment - as one resale site has found.

The Real Deal - which is on track to do $100 million in sales this year,The Fashion Law reports - has evaluated the 500,000 designer items from 500 brands on its database to find what holds its value, and what depreciates faster than a supercar. And some of the results may surprise you.

Most of the brands that hold their value probably won't come as a shock - Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Christian Louboutin, Cartier, Alaïa and Van Cleef & Arpels among them - but those that lose value are more unexpected. Tod's, Versace and Etro are among those that lose their value fastest, while Marni, Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Marc Jacobs are among the labels that retail for furthest from their original retail price. Although they are relatively young labels, Victoria Beckham, Charlotte Olympia and Alexander McQueen all resale for very close to the original value. Whether they will have Chanel or Hermès's longevity when their pieces become vintage, however, remains to be seen.

Chanel: Always An Investment?
Aside from buzz about a new designer (Phoebe Philo having rejuvenated the resale value of Celine, for example), the most important factor in a piece holding its value is availability.

"Brands have to be careful where they allow their product to be sold," Milton Pedraza, CEO of Luxury Institute, a luxury industry research group, told Fortune - adding that brands that hold their value generally do not discount or sell widely online. "In that sense, it creates a perception of purity, [which the brand will then] back up with design quality and heritage. If I buy something, I will think, 'Wow it has long term investment value.'"

One little footnote though before you go forth and shop: no piece is actually an "investment" unless you plan to ever sell it. Just saying.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Scorpion King Of Shoes

London is famous for many things. Big Ben, pubs and red buses. The jewel in the crown of this regal city however is the mecca of shopping that it affords its visitors. In no other area is this more apparent than the world famous Camden district.

Nestled to the North side of London, Camden (or Camden Lock) is The place to go for alternative, street, retro, funky or vintage apparel. Camden is a destination known for its effervescent and bohemian vibe. For the last 40 years it has retained its richness of musical heritage, venues, canal side bars and of course the markets. It is still one of the very few places where independent businesses thrive in a world of retail corporate chains.

Numerous celebrities flock to Camden to acquire a second hand bargain or to develop their own unique style (From Russell Brand and his vintage tailored waistcoats through to Kate Moss re-igniting the trend for Vivienne Westwood Pirate Boots.)

Having recently celebrated their 10th anniversary on  July, Scorpion shoes is a must see for any fashion savvy style hunter. Located in Camden High Street and Chalk Farm Road.

They are an independent footwear retailer which have been trading since 1999 and attracting visitors and tourists from all over the world. 

¨Being an independent shop we buy what we like and we wear what we sell! We are always looking for the next hot trend and being independent means we can provide styles that the larger chains quite simply cannot offer.¨

From Adidas to Fred Perry and New Balance to Vans (with some of the London fashion staples like Converse and Diesel thrown in), all the most current trends and styles from London City can be acquired  here.


These days, it seems you can’t throw a pebble in the street without hitting a slip-on sneaker or two, and luckily our favourite street style stars are providing outstanding outfit examples of how to wear this surprisingly chic shoe trend. Ignited last year by Karl´s couture offering, Jay Z´s personalized set (and the resurgence of Lilly Allen´s London look) the sneaker has once again put its foot firmly on the ground. Being simultaneously comfortable and stylish tops the list of ideal scenarios for us.


Showcasing the current trend and styling potential of sneakers for this season, their summer look book and style blog has been well received, additionally allowing customers and fashion addicts alike to tag themselves and their shoes all around the world with #SCORPIONARRIVESIN  for a chance to win a free pair of shoes.


So, the next time your out and about in Camden town to pop into Scorpion. With such a selection of trends, you´ll be sure not to put a foot wrong.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Lottie Recreates Kate For CK Jeans

Lottie Moss, the younger sister of supermodel Kate, has recreated one of her elder sibling's most famous campaigns by starring in a series of portraits for Calvin Klein Jeans, shot by photographer Michael Avedon.

The denim label tapped the young model to showcase its collaboration with - entitled The Re-Issue Project - which sees eight of the label's most iconic designs resurrected in limited editions, including the Kate Moss boyfriend tapered jean, the Brooke Shields high-waisted skinny jeans, and sweatshirts, T-shirts and denim jackets all with the CK logo.
Lottie Moss
Poignantly, Michael Avedon is the grandson of Richard Avedon, who shot Shields in the Nineties Calvin Klein campaigns. Kate Moss was shot by Herb Ritts alongside Mark Wahlberg for the images that catapulted her to fame.

"Lottie truly represents the essence of the Calvin Klein girl," said Avedon. "Intriguing innocence with utter beauty - it was wonderful to photograph this beautiful young lady."

On the collaboration, Justin O'Shea, buying director for, said: "For me there is one brand which epitomises clean American sportswear and denim - Calvin Klein Jeans. We at have seen a huge resurgence in fashion towards the aesthetic which Calvin Klein Jeans pioneered, which led to us collaborating with the brand."

Dolce & Gabbana's Capri Couture

Below the exploding fireworks, brighter than the bauble of a full moon, a bride bobbed on the surf in a little boat.

The airwaves were filled with Fifties hit 'Mambo Italiano', played with gusto as guests dressed in Capri glamour danced on the rocky shore.

Welcome to Southern Italy! In an exquisite fashion event, Dolce & Gabbana captured the spirit of the Mediterranean in a flurry of full skirts, tiny waists, bold patterns, intricate jewellery, lush fur and two-piece swimsuits. (The sensual swimwear was often a seductive partner to the fur).

By the time that Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were walking the sea shore 'catwalk', and then waiting for the models in their swishing skirts to climb back up the hill, the audience, primarily of couture clients, was drowning out the music with applause.

The intimacy of this exceptional event in a secret cove off the Italian Island meant that this was the rarest of events: a paparazzi-free zone.

The show started with grand opera - a fitting backdrop to an important project for the design duo. They have been taking their private collections around Italy from Sicily, where Domenico has his roots, to Venice and now Capri.

"It's about the beauty of Italy - we don't really have Alta Moda here - we wanted to do something for our country," said an emotional Stefano, as he talked through the collection in an improvised dressing room overlooking the choppy water.

There were details of raised floral embroidery, sandals with clusters of beaded flowers, a gilded crown that might have been a Neapolitan treasure and a dress with the naïve hand-painting of a map of the Amalfi coast.

The event was joyous and fun, with a casual glamour that Domenico claimed was last seen in the era of Liz Taylor, Princess Soraya of Iran, the Duchess of Windsor and Jackie Kennedy in the high tide of Capri chic.

With the Fifties song 'Volare' as the inevitable accompaniment, the show seemed both extravagant - and intimate.

After a Paris haute couture season where few collections seemed dedicated to clients, there was a post-show scramble up to the rustic villa on the hillside, where immediate orders could be placed.

The originality of the collection was that it was multi-seasonal, like its global clients, who were dressing for a Russian winter or balmy Asia.

"It was the most beautiful experience - the way that the models arrived in boats over the water as the sun was setting, the marvellous clothes, the mixture of embroidery and simple coats or dresses," said Georgina Brandolini, who was with her two daughters Bianca and Coco.

The show started with a whirl of full, light, long skirts, sailor-striped or floral, with low-cut bodices framing chests decorated with jewels. The first of exotic beach wear appeared as this season's hot item: shorts. They were pretty and decorative, worn under a swish of a long coat.

Even more sensual was the beach babe in a plush fur coat with matching knee-high boots.

Practical winter clothes included shapely tweed suits, dappled-surface lynx jackets and classic black dresses from a duo whose fantasy is rooted in body-conscious tailoring.

For high summer, there were genuine day clothes: a horizontally-striped top and full skirt, a rose pink lace dress or one with a flower print.

Dolce & Gabbana distilled their fashion codes to produce the essence of Italy. Gorgeous as the setting was, it would have been easy to fall into a pastiche of Italian style in the post-war years.

Instead, the designers made couture seem relevant to today - and all the more so because of the privacy. (Stefano and Domenico requested no Instagram images or Twitter comments during the show.)

Marie-Chantal of Greece spoke for three generations - herself, her daughter Olympia and her mother, Chantal Miller - when she said: "It was beautiful and magical - a winter show on the rocks of Capri, quite surreal, with fur, jewels and boating stripes. And then pasta!"

The perfect end to a perfect collection.

Barcelona Fashion Week: Spring / Summer 2015

We recently returned from our latest immersion in Catalan fashion, which was hosted as usual in Barcelona, where the current edition of their increasingly popular bi-annual 080 Fashion Week  took place. With  35 fashion shows spread over five days, these were some of the collections that shone like the sun in this magical city;

As a brand, Desigual still have semi-pariah status in the fashion world, but for SS15, they seemed to strip back the garish pattern clashes for a more streamlined look, based on Hawaiian tropical prints. Let’s be clear: Desigual is never going to have a Miuccia-esque spin on this theme, they are a high-street brand, and as a result everything was jolly, with prints complementing rather than contrasting. I was surprised by how much I liked it, especially the jazzy printed lace-up espadrilles – perfect for a beachside stroll. I was even more surprised when a mermaid closed the show. But then again, why not.

Guillem Rodriguez
Back in serious fashion-land, the double-show of Georgina Vendrell and Guillem Rodríguez showed some seriously good menswear, that would sit perfectly alongside those showing at London Collections last month. Rodríguez’ simple shapes and sharp cutting of block colour pieces flirted with gently with monochrome patterns and heavily with a JW Anderson-inspired approach to masculinity – leather zip-fronted long vests (aka dresses) were a highlight, but the slightly shorted pleated tanks were much more wearable.

Georgina Vendrell
This season, Vendrell went for a full-on sportswear-inspired collection. Encompassing tailored joggers, boxy t-shirts, elasticated detailing, technical fabrics, cagoules and short shorts, her collection was noted for its wearability and balance between design ideas and commercial possibilities. I hope a London retailer takes notice of her; on the basis of just the last two collections, I feel like it’s high time that Vendrell was better known.

Josep Abril
Last year’s award-winner Josep Abril’s tailoring was somewhat toned down from last season, but beautifully-finished once more, with particular attention paid to the fabric quality this time. Soft checks in greys and mid-blues worked particularly well in complex-construction boilersuits with multiple layers, as well as short-sleeve suiting. Perhaps a few more key pieces in brighter colours would have added even more interest to this season, but overall  Abril’s tailoring mastery ran the gamut of shapes and silhouettes and did not disappoint.

Yerse’s womenswear was more of a literal translation of sportswear, but the mix of stripes, geometrics and florals gave it a sophisticated feel. Take out some of the overdone styling (gym socks, visors, mirror sunglasses), and the pieces revel themselves to be simple, luxe staples that would look as good on a Raval street corner as it would in Shoreditch.

Miriam Ponsa
This year’s prizewinner (€20,000, if I’m not mistaken) was Miriam Ponsa’s nomad-inspired collection. Last season’s yetis were a little too much for me, but this time the softer fabrics and neutral colour tone was much less harsh, bringing a soft scirocco to the catwalk, emphasised by desert shemaghs. Leather accessories were particularly strong, and Ponsa’s expertise with intricately woven fabrics was really given a chance to shine. A well-deserved winner.
Txell Miras
Txell Miras experimented with drapery, pulling jersey fabrics and stiff neoprenes this way and that, cutting a deep curve out of a jacket to reveal an asymmetric hem. It could have been a total disaster, but the architectural approach to layering and perspective was intriguingly beautiful, and the complex cutting revealing a huge amount of delicate craftsmanship.

Plenty of other labels and ideas were on display, from a very entertaining underwear show from Punto Blanco  to a bizarre trend for using tennis racquets as styling props. These seven though were my pick of the bunch, displaying a great spectrum of creativity and array of interpretations of a Catalan summer.

So another captivating season from Barcelona, set this time against the the beautiful modernist architecture of the  Hopsital Sant Pau which is seriously worth a look around if you’re in Barcelona any time soon, although I can’t promise that Jon Kortajarena will be there.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Vionnet - Airy Elegance

An enchanted evening - with precise drapes in soft and slithering fabrics. That was the message from Vionnet at designer Hussein Chalayan's second 'demi-couture' collection.

And it was not just the airy elegance of graceful shapes that produced a fresh look. There was also a palette of red colours, from coral through to scarlet, to add richness to the autumn season.

Hussein had previously worked a complex grid, using it as a pattern. This time he showed his geometric skills with cut out circles on backs and insertions of pleats with a ruching effect. Soft fabrics were pleated, twisted and knotted into a tail, suggesting the skills of another fashion treasure: Fortuny.

Most dramatic was material worked into the shape of a crocodile tail. But these were not tricks - just couture effects, which might help Vionnet connect to a client base of sophisticated women who want to look contemporary, but elegant.

Next season it would be good to see the designer give his tailoring skills a workout. But for fashionable fluidity, this was a fine show.