February 11, 2008
Todd Lynn, London's slick cutter of rock 'n' roll tailoring, is upping his game by steady increments. Pants and jackets are his thing, but he's gradually working into a groove that's not so strictly androgynous. It includes leg-lengthening, high-waisted wider-leg pants and now his first dresses, one derived from a jacket that morphs into a fluid skirt, another a form-molding silhouette fitted to the knee. The standout was a glazed black raffia hourglass halter with an integral shearling bolero and a fierce goat-hair fringe at the shoulder. Polished and painstakingly precise, it's a look that stalks the line between edgy attitude and the confidence of luxury.