January 31, 2007
Calling all latter-day Twiggys, Bardots, and Schneiders
Elie Tahari offered an updated take on mod shapes for Fall. "I was inspired by the sleek industrial designs of the sixties," the designer said. That would explain the sage-green patent trenchquite striking in its shiny geometryand the updated A-line shifts for work and play. A black-and-white tweed dress with pockets and leather trim had a get-down-to-business feel, while a color-block number layered over a turtleneck and leggings was just right for a Sunday brunch in Soho. Thankfully, Tahari mostly avoided the time-capsule trap; elements of the seasonpatent, feathers, and active-sportswear toucheswere smoothly incorporated into a collection built around a clean sixties silhouette.