Martine Sitbon's opening looksa long, dark, loose
overcoat thrown over straight pants, a military jacket
and a wrap skirt with a sexy corsetannounced that we
were in for another rendition of the
masculine/feminine play of opposites that has been so
prevalent this season.
Sitbon did it well. Leather skirts with lace insets on
the side, pert blazers with puffed shoulders, and
safari jackets with patch pockets will be functional
and eye-catching additions to any wardrobe. Dresses
with spider-web embroideries, distressed sides, and
tulle and paillette layers were simultaneously flirty
and stone-hard. Less interesting were the red-and-black printed cocktail numbers (which came and went
without leaving a lasting impression) and the overly
revealing lingerie slips.
Still, as a whole, Sitbon's collection offered plenty of strong clothes that are perfectly practical yet manage to stand out from the