June 22, 2008
How apt that Stephen Burrows decided to take a vacation from jersey, his signature fabric, for Resort. Instead, the designer showed a collection cut entirely in wovens and lace. Despite the shift, Burrows retained his easy silhouettes, using the soft give of elastic, for example, to control volume on an animal-print dress. He also introduced tailoring in jackets, as in a pale plum, petal-sleeved one that wrapped around the body. Embracing change chez Burrows is a good thing.