Serge Cajfinger wanted to bring a more relaxed attitude to Paule Ka Resort this season. And what's more relaxed than sneakers? So he made a few pairs, styling them with slightly flared cropped trousers or a white miniskirt and a jumbo-mesh turtleneck.
"Sport chic" was the idea, but it was Cajfinger's mod pieces that really sang. A bi-material dress—a ribbed knit top attached to a wool mini with covered buttons and gold-chain detailing at the pocket—had a kicky appeal, while a lemon-lime shift with flat bows at the shoulders was just a little playful. A racing-stripe shift did a good job of bringing the sporty element in, and a red cotton canvas trench served as a mood-lifting way to top it all off.
Although daywear dominated, there were some interesting ideas for evening, too. A pair of wide-leg, paper-bag-waist trousers had a morning-to-night thing going on. Paired with a blazer, they could be ideal for work; with a slim white tank, they were dressy enough for cocktail hour.
A few of the lace looks were a little too cutesy—particularly a navy mini with capped sleeves. But they were in the minority. "I want to offer the contemporary woman a modern wardrobe that mixes elegance and comfort," said Cajfinger. For the most part, he did.