June 13, 2011 New York
First, the array of hardy yet sweet knits. Our favorite was cropped, ribbed, and embellished with a colorfully beaded elephant across the chest. The designer's own fave, he told us, was essentially two Ts sewn together back to front, the cool graphicism of it accentuated by its yellow, black, and white color blocking. Paglialunga also did a simple silk tee with a scarf printed on its front, snazzed up by the paillette-strewn boxer shorts with which it was worn. As for the pants, there was only one pair, but they looked sharp: long, lean, flaring below the knee, and, best of all, red. Paglialunga's statement coat, color-blocked in that same shade of red and navy, came with three-quarter-length kimono sleeves, the better to show off stacks of bangles on both wrists.