June 22, 2008 New York
Instead of a complete change of direction for Resort, Nicolas Ghesquière evolved themes from his Fall runway. But the spotlight mostly swung away from last season's sculpted, über-feminine lookseen here in a stiff, silvery skirtsuit with matching pointy bra as underpinning. Ghesquière developed Fall's small group of highly wearable looks that paired skinny pants with draped and twisted tops. He did so through mix-and-match themes of nineties minimalism (painted jeans, layered tops, a refreshingly simple tomato red cotton suit) and rock 'n' roll (tough-chic tailoring and studs aplenty). What it all added up to was a collection filled with great pieces that will get them shopping come November. A shrunken leather bomber, for one, has wait list written all over it.
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