February 12, 2007 London
In the London context, this is last year¿s silhouette. But the couple tried to add novelty by superimposing a Japanese samurai theme, using quilted leather, metallic fabrics, and cuts that mildly mimicked articulated plates of armor. A lot of handworked silver, copper, dull gold leather, and embroidery went into the finale coats, which turned out considerably more glam-rock than shogun. Still, they weren¿t enough to overcome the repetitious nature of what preceded them. In the end, this felt more like a literal-minded line presentation to financial types than an inspired fashion show. Sinha-Stanic may have had to do a lot of the former recently, but they shouldn¿t equate the need to prove their business savvy with an exciting proposition for editors.