January 20, 2014 Paris
A dress was pieced together from flannel tartan and sparkly leopard-spot jacquard; the effect was grunge princess. Elsewhere, Abe tweaked expectations, adding a sporty drawstring waistband to menswear trousers and a lace-trimmed silk slip underneath a pinstriped pencil skirt with a deep slit. A button-down shirt and long, narrow wool skirt was actually a trompe l'oeil dress. Among the lineup's many cool sweaters, a brightly colored, patterned poncho and a patchworked fisherman's knit stood out.
Versatility was built into a lot of the outerwear: The sleeves of a leather biker jacket, for example, zipped off so it could double as a vest. Clever thinking also informed Abe's new shoe collaboration. Her lambswool-lined Vans are sure to be a hit.