The jumping-off point for Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos' new collection was the mash-up of classic and modern. In particular, Shipley cited Peter Saville's famous cover for New Order's Power, Corruption & Lies. The stiff Fantin-Latour still life overlaid with Saville's self-created, color-coded bars? It could be juxtaposition's finest moment.
The designers aimed to emulate that effect by tweaking established shapes and prints. What looked like a sundress was actually a loose romper, the kind of sleight of hand that should find favor in Williamsburg or on the Lower East Side. Hemlines rose and fell in swooping waves—long in the back, short in the front. Prim floral prints were blown up to larger-than-life proportions, and vertical and horizontal stripes wound their dizzy way into one another.
High-waisted silk tap shorts and a shrunken baseball jacket stood out among the rest, but there's likely something for any girl to love in this offering. Power, Corruption & Lies? Nah. It's more playful than pensive. No one ever accused New Order of that.