June 17, 2012 New York
Borrowing from Kamali's body of work, the new collection is full of riffs on her signature sleeping bag dress in the form of padded nylon scarves and messenger bags. There were also curve-hugging gowns with sheer illusion insets and swimwear in metallic red, blue, and silver. She used the shiny stretch fabric in a less conventional context, too, on tailored pantsuits. You'll find similar suiting separates (plus jersey wrap dresses and harem pants) for under $100 in the KamaliKulture line that launched back in March. It's smart business concepts like the new lower-priced capsule that keep Kamali relevant in today's competitive market full of new talent.