January 08, 2013 New York
Color, to be sure, has saturated the market at all price levels. It wasn't the only selling point of Charlier's new output. His shearlings looked good, especially the pink jacket with contrasting black leather sleeves. He has a knack for knitwear, as a bubbly knit forest green sweater worn with an asymmetric hem pencil skirt proved. And he knows how to cut a body-con dress, even if the torso cutouts on his gowns felt a little predictable. As for those Flemish painters, Charlier owes them one. The abstract flower brocade they inspired turned out to be this collection's highlight, whipped up as it was into a fitted, long-sleeve minidress.