Y & Kei
February 07, 2007 New York
Though beautifully made, these patchworkscircling the yoke of a chemise or banding the bust of a silver jumper dressdidn┐t have much resonance. But that isn┐t to say the collection didn┐t have appeal. Especially interesting were the tight pants with buttons at the back of the heel, and a black silk-taffeta moiré tuxedo with four large bone buttons that would even turn Beau Brummell┐s head. The slinky, silky champagne-and-caviar dresses were pretty, too.
But the best looks were the more substantial, tailored ones: coat-dresses (a red moiré and a black double-breasted one) and a jacquard trapeze jacket with a drawstring closure. The pièce de résistance was a short, black sheared-mink coat with puffed sleeves. It fairly bloomed with fur roses.