June 04, 2008 New York
Packable separates "to escape with"that was the basis of Andreas Melbostad's strong debut Resort collection for Phi. Pajamalike Turkish shalwar shorts provided a contrast to the designer's signature strict tailoring. His use of a neon leopard print, houndstooth, and nylon tulle shaded the collection with some hit-me-with-your-best-shot attitude. And for evening and cocktail hour, Melbostad played a teasing game of peekaboo with looks that mixed sheer fabrics and lace.
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