June 14, 2010 New York
An easy apron dress came in camel leather, khaki python, or white crepe de chine. Washed organza work shirts were shown tucked into paper bag-waist shorts. And denim woven with silk was cut into a crisp button-down and matching trim cropped pants. But the highlight was probably the tailoring. A low double-breasted pantsuit, a sleeveless cashmere angora coat-dress, and a slim, long trench all looked great. No surprise, given his tenure at Coach, there was a vast, impressive array of accessories on the shelves. Our editors liked mid-calf boots made from leather and mesh, flat sandals in saddle leather with closed backs, and a tote made from one long ribbon of leather stitched together. Krakoff is swiftly establishing a softly minimal signature, and with his reasonable price points, that store of his will likely do a brisk business.