February 28, 2000
At a moment when it seems like everything in fashion has gone positively dotty, dainty, polished and ruffled, Jean Colonna's fast-paced, hard-edged collection offered a refreshing change of mood. In his hands, the sweet, girly chiffon dresses that have taken over the runways have now become super-sexy, vampy attention-grabbers with zippers, sequins and appliqués. Jeans with leatherlike insets had frayed edges and piping, and leopard-print tops were worn under sheer blouses. How to top off the "can't-wait-for-midnight" look? With massive faux furs, golden motorcycle jackets and coats, transparent shoes and graphic, Blade Runner-inspired make-up.