June 06, 2010 New York
Narciso Rodriguez opened his Resort presentation with a blush pink pantsuit in silk crepe with black satin lining. Relaxed but still elegant, and slightly unexpected, it would make a fantastic outfit for tonight's CFDA Awards. "I wanted to get back to the classics here that we love," he said. "You know, all-American sportswear." Translation: Sleeveless dresses with hint-of-skin cutouts below the bust, a house signature, came tailored this time in menswear fabrics, and they were shown alongside a lot of sporty-ish separates. Sleeveless tops were tucked into low-slung tapering pants and slim knee-length skirts fastened with karate uniform belts. With other designers concentrating on after-dark options or getaway clothes for Resort, Rodriguez' movement toward easy-chic urban staples is well played.
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