May 30, 2011 New York
Pared-down pieces like a narrow pencil skirt cut from soft, blush-colored lambskin or a semi-sheer blouse with leather trim exemplify the designer's approach. Straightforward, yes, but never severe. The nude dress with a sheer V-neck panel and scattered gold sequins is party-ready on its own, if much cooler with its removable collar attached. We've seen similar looks from the label before, but, as Smilovic pointed out, "At some point you'd be an idiot not to redo what sells."