June 17, 2010
Victoria Bartlett was inspired by contrasts this season. The designer paired voluminous tops with second-skin leggings, and peppered her mostly neutral palette with pops of turquoise and mustard yellow. Among the highlights: loose-knit sweaters that slouched off the shoulder and a bright asymmetric dress that looked to be silk but was actually a performance fabric. Bartlett injected some of her signature detail—the ones that cause a relatively straightforward garment to go slightly askew—but these clothes, on the whole, were more wearable than recent collections. That's good news for fans and retailers alike.