February 10, 2008
Sinha-Stanic's Aleksandar Stanic and Fiona Sinha somehow managed to pack both a few good moments and a couple of you've-got-to-be-kidding bloopers into a small collection that, according to their notes, was inspired by the cult TV show Freaks and Geeks. The strong points were the great cutaway shearling-collared rock 'n' roll "high school" jackets in padded dogtooth tweed and some loopy punkish sweaters that went off in the same direction as Rodarte's art-house knits, but in a more wearable way. Otherwise, there were coats half-smothered in shearling that steered too close to Prada's collection of a year ago to look very original, several routine cropped biker jackets, and some commercial body-hugging knit layerings that could've stayed in the back. Most memorable, however, were the bubble dresses with skirts that bore a distracting resemblance to a series of deflated leather poufs. Mystifying.