Danielle Scutt wasn't lying idle while she took a break from showing last season. In her time out of the tungsten glare, she developed a thing for print and chiffon, and went to the West Coast of the U.S. for the first time on a W shoot with Bruce Weber. That set her off on an Americana-derived creative trail that had her hand-painting images "inspired by a vintage Norma Kamali dress, Andy Warhol's Interview covers, Helmut Newton shoots, and hairstyles in eighties U.S. Vogues."
The result: checked, floaty georgette A-line dresses accessorized with beaded bandana necklines, towering updos of multiple knotted headscarves, side braids, hard lipstick, shades, and gold hoop earrings. Softer and more wearable this might be than Scutt's original tourniquet-tight collections, but it's still an image with a dangerous power about it: Unmistakably, this woman in her orange chiffon flying suits and cutaway bathing suits is no one to mess with.