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.