It was Frida Kahlo from topknot to wedge platform toe at Clements Ribeiro, that is except for the merciful omission of the monobrow. It's not hard to see why the couple glanced Frida's way. Inacio Ribeiro is himself South American by birth, and in any case, an arty-crafty version of the forties has always suited the CR duo. So, for fall, it was (as ever) all about a floral vintage-look dress, skirts with flowers appliquéd in tape, and a few windowpane-check tweeds (seasonally inspired by Kahlo's lover, Diego Rivera).

Clements Ribeiro are practiced at doing this sort of thing and know well how to turn out a pretty, non-tarty party number (this season it was a peach chiffon flapper dress with spangle-edged ruffles). What's new is the way the couple have been steadily building their core business into a brand that now encompasses leather goods and fur. The huge wedge butterfly-decorated sandals, high-heel Mexicana boots, chunky bags, and a feathered fox coat testified to that.