February 04, 2008 New York
Ironically, there was more than one ghost in the room, as Tess Giberson, who designed the clothes, left the company shortly before fashion week. The collection was shown in presentation format, and there were no signs but that it had been well thought out and created with care. Fur was introduced for the first time in the form of alpaca, and was used on its own or with knitwear. An abstract camouflage print was the most obvious nod to the theme. The military-style toppers relate not only to the current season, but are also in keeping with what Giberson developed over her time at TSE.