June 22, 2009
"I wanted to keep with the vocabulary of femininity and sensuality for Resort," said Catherine Malandrino, explaining the MO behind her latest, knit-heavy collection. Executed mostly in deep purples and black (enlivened in some cases with texture), there was plenty of ornamentation and lots of intricate stitchery. A cocktail number with a white-piped side ruffle had sure sex appeal, as did some of the knit dresses. These varied from fuller-skirted models with a whiff of vintage about them to hot little numbers that fit like a carapace and offer what Malandrino calls "soft protection" as well.