February 11, 2007 London
The best pieces were the most elaborate, in black-and-white stripes falling to long, curved tails front and back, finished with piping details, corseted implants, pie-frill peplums, belts, and chunky Swarovksi buttons. Some had shoulder patches picked out in crystal, and others had stars appliquéd into their flanks. A couple of sweatshirt-inspired reproportioned knits with deep ribbing added a new dimension to the collection. Where he went wrong was with the fringe and cross-lacing. It might have seemed like ironic, playful Americana in the studio, but it messed up a few too many outfits to be funny.