February 13, 2007 London
What none of this conceptual posturing really covered up is the fact that Morrow's natural talent lies in designing quietly sophisticated pieces for an older woman, pieces like his padded, high-belted, subtly luxe duchesse satin jackets and the dress with a scarf-draped asymmetry at the neck (a theme that's surfacing elsewhere in London). He ended the show with a lot more "editorial" ideas about duvets, but what's the point of a down gown with a cutaway back? No one wants Morrow to stop being creative, yet he's passed beyond the stage of life when credibility comes from being edgy and angry. If he'd only get over that, he might understand that people actually value his simplest design gestures mostbecause nobody else is doing stuff like that.