Carmen Marc Valvo
February 08, 2007 New York
Fashion has long batted its eyelashes at architecture and industrial design, but marrying the two successfully isn't an easy proposition. While a lovely bateau-neck dress in ivory crepe with inverted pleats squarely hit the mark, other pieces looked stiff and awkward, particularly the ones with those tricky sunburst pleats.
Valvo also does daywear, most of which stayed in line with the season's sixties thread, with a metallic-tweed swing coat being particularly notable. Of course, the designer's daytime pieces do tend to betray his real intereststhey all seem to be designed with an eye toward leaving the office for the night's activities.