Madison Avenue regulars will be delighted to find that
Peter Speliopoulos tackled at Cerruti many of the season's recurring themes, making them accessible to a perfectly proper audience.
His take on masculine tailoring included high-collar
button-up shirts, roomy blazers and two-button
overcoats with rounded edges. Paillette-encrusted
flirty white shifts referenced the mod mood that was
so prevalent in Milan. Little capes fluttered over
straight trousers, and cocktail dresses revealed
geometric flashes of skin in the back. Sexy ribbon
dresses, pom-pom-trimmed necklines, and button-lined
deep-slit skirts and gowns closed the show.
Speliopoulos' clothes are certainly chic and polite;
but one wishes the designer would take an occasional
risk or two and give Cerruti a more directional spin.