February 02, 2008 New York
"It's so easy to overlook the idea of what actually feels empowering and comfortable to women," Gill said. "It doesn't have to be a dress."
And the duo did deliver sophisticated, modern suits, in monochrome royal blue, camel, and red. Unfortunately, these were highly reminiscent of the ones they showed in their debut collection for Spring, and that dulled their impact somewhat. They also indulged, at times, in too much of a good thing, as with the manic head-to-toe jacquard knits. They did better with the furlike hand-knits and the print dresses, which stood out with intricate piping, smocking, and draped details. It's only natural that Adams and Gill, having just one season under their belt, are still finding their voice.