June 02, 2009
David Neville and Marcus Wainwright decided to skip the storytelling and keep things real for Resort, offering a mix of tailoring—shrunken blazers and biker styles—and lounge-y, tomboyish layering pieces. A pair of made-for-models drop-crotch cashmere thermal leggings had editors cooing, as did the option to wear head-to-toe denim with shirts and jeans made of the stuff. The mood here was softer than that of the samurai-inflected Fall collection and reflective of the pair's careful reconsideration of their DNA and core customer. "She's the type of girl," Neville said, "that you see walking down the street and say, 'Damn, doesn't she look cool.' " These clothes should help her achieve the desired effect.