March 07, 2002
Designing duo Richard Bengtsson and Edward Pavlick showed their first women's collection three seasons ago, having won praise and attention for their menswear line. Their haberdashery roots figured large for Fall, with classic silhouettes and simple fabrics contributing to the show's highlights. The low-slung trousersthose left devoid of tricky draping effectsas well as a few clingy black dresses and a lovely ivory wrap coat showed a talent for polished simplicity. But too many odd ideas, such as oversize cowl sweaters, rope halter dresses and pants with apron attachments, cluttered up their message.