Shelley Fox has clearly understood that a strong
silhouette can speak far louder than the
self-consciously dramatic statements that overeager
young designers sometimes feel compelled to make.
Fox's collection revolved around full-cut skirts worn
over tulle layers, strict jackets with unexpected
volumes and off-kilter dresses. Matte leather skirts
were done in strong, graphic colors and paired with
simple black tops; a shift dress, utterly
devoid of embellishments, had one of its straps
snapped in two; a copper top was fitted to the body,
its ballooned sleeves slit at the side. Fox also
showed a series of chunky knits and pale sweaters that
carried through her message of relaxed, casual chic.