February 16, 2000
Tristan Webber is London's king of leathera fabric which he contorts and reinvents with amazing style and flair. He is also a fanatically inventive tailor, whose curvaceous seaming mimics human muscle structure. Combine the two, and you have a very chic, sleek look that is now becoming a convincing signature for this designer. On the more wearable side, Webber had a slim white punched leather skirtsuit that was as edgy as it was classy; geometrically patchworked raw-shearling coats; and a sharp green leather jacket with cutout work so intricate it resembled stitching. On the creative side, Webber pulled out a stretched neon-green mesh top with mask attached; delicate green, red and white chiffon dresses and some terrifyingly tight leather frocks. Undoubtedly influenced by early Alaïa and Mugler, Webber makes the skintight vixen-look new.