June 08, 2009 New York
Gauguin motifs, Frida Kahlo, and Tony Duquette interiors were some of the reference points for Douglas Hannant's "rich bohemian" Resort collection, which included embroidered cocktail dresses and little jackets in bright but weathered hues. Inevitably, there was embellishment overload (a pair of sequined and fringed denim pants comes to mind), but a laser-printed paillette gown managed to convey the tropical theme while still maintaining the ease one expects from a resort piece. Also successful was the designer's attempt at a shapely caftan: billowy chiffon left sheer to reveal a body-skimming dress underneath.
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