February 03, 2007
Horses, coming-out parties, Sgt. Pepper military gearLuella's girls have fallen head over heels for all things proper and British this season. Angela Lindvall opened the designer's upbeat Fall show in a red hunting coat with a velvet collar and a mink jockey cap. Diana Dondoe played the deb in an ocher dress with a cinched waist (though her riding boots, customized by an artist named Noki, had what Bartley described as a "very London street vibe"). Freja Beha Erichsen's short boxy jacket, meanwhile, was paired with a white bow shirt and polka-dot mini.
There was a deliberate "frumpy" element to all this, but Luella being Luella, she successfully sent up the concept with playful looks like a black coat with a patent bow and mink pom-pom buttons. And when Julia Stegner took to the runway in a menswear plaid coat, button-down, and tight pink jeans, the outfit could have come out of the model's own cool-girl closet.