February 05, 2005 New York
But denim is the foundation of the line, and the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund runners-up cut it every which way but loose. There were skinny jeans and fuller styles, pegged skirts and flared ones. On top, single- and double-breasted jackets, some of which were piped in velvet, were cut close to the body and worn with hippie shirts layered over satin-trim tanks or turtlenecks in a muted palette of gray, dark brown, purple, and green. Some in the audience found the presentation repetitive, while others longed for some more styling flash. But most, there's little doubt, were making mental notes about their must-haves for fall.