February 06, 2007 New York
The show, however, didn't inspire the breathless raves that followed the fresh and energetic Spring effort. From the first look, a dark nubby cape knotted over an even darker sweater dress, it was clear that this was Yamamoto in moody mode (even with those orange leg warmers). Everything was layered to the hilt, with roomy knit dresses, mohair skirts, long zip cardigans, caps, leggings, and leg warmers over aqua socklike sneakers and boots. Colors were on the dark side, too, with pops of orange, red, and royal blue. Basically, it was an approximation of the consciously haphazard way teenagers dress themselves. But if that didn't make for one of Yamamoto's more fully realized presentations, it should yield plenty of salable items in the stores.