June 13, 2010 New York
Behnaz Sarafpour began sketching her Resort collection on a recent cross-country trip. Not surprisingly, she found herself thinking about versatile designs that could be packed (and unpacked) with ease. For day, the designer turned out a breezy off-white cropped silk blouse worn with black peg-legged trousers and flat thong sandals, as well as a lightweight tank dress in eco-friendly jersey. Eveningwear featured a pair of beautiful, weightless pleated metallic minidresses—one already seen on Alexis Bledel at last week's CFDA Awards. Those numbers look better the more crinkled they become, while a seemingly stiff feather-trimmed frock was actually cut in a lightweight washed stretch silk. The upshot was a strong, focused statement from the designer; she would do well to continue moving in this direction.
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