January 19, 2013 Paris
Ka founder and designer Serge Cajfinger often brings together many disparate strands in his collections. That was the case with parts of the new pre-fall line. It caromed from the ladylike (Liberty-print kitten heels, satin stoles) to the sporty (those Liberty prints again, now in tracksuit-striped cigarette pants; oversize sweaters), from the clean (wide blocks of color, including a fair amount of the cranberry red that's currently enjoying a moment) to the wild (a scribbly black-and-white jacquard). Occasionally, it was much of a muchness. But it succeeded nicely when things stayed simpler, as with a midi-length leather skirt worn with a cropped ribbed sweater.