June 11, 2008
Shrinking violets need not apply. Resort, chez Malandrino, is sexy and citified. Inspired by Dita Von Teese's so-retro-it's-modern take on the forties, the designer focused on curvy silhouettes, showing cap-sleeved dresses with pleats and drapes to accentuate the figure. While the sorbet palette was unabashedly soft and girlish, the addition of snug leather jackets trimmed with chainsMalandrino's feminine version of tough chicbalanced the scales.