Collection is most like: John Galliano and Alexander McQueen, avant- garde couture meets a rock ‘n’ roll sensibility – lots of black.
What was very good: For sheer drama, this designer is the one to beat. A teacup shaped skirt with a stretchy black turtleneck, incredibly fitting skinny pants and others, looser, tailored to a tee. Ruffles in several iterations – a dress in coffee and cream colors, a scarf, a shirt with feathers, and the incredible long-sleeved gown of feathers, costumey, over-the-top but amazing.
What was very bad: Too many puffed sleeves on jackets. The fit around the body was great, but there was an ungainly, unflattering bulk to many of these.
Who is in and who is out? We predict Rami, Jillian and Christian will make top three, but no guarantees. Stay tuned.
– Anne Bratskeir