February 05, 2005 New York
Orlandi sent out well-tailored coats, in beautiful cashmeres and wools, some printed, some colored red or army green. Paired with flat shoes and boots, these showed the designer hitting his stride. Elsewhere, however, his proportions seemed skewed: Wool gauchos were too generously flared, while dresses that were trim on top, ballooned enormously below, for an overall effect that was off-kilter. Orlandi is certainly moving in the right direction, but he's not quite there yet.