After a few seasons of playing catch the trend, Collette Dinnigan
returned to her strengths for Fall, and wouldn't you know it? The trends have caught up with her. Slipdresses have been big news at Paris' important collections, which means Dinnigan's practiced versions should prove alluring to retailers and customers shopping for the look for less. The collection was mostly in black, but it didn't feel dark or brooding. A silver beaded tank dress with metallic lace ruffling at the neckline looked like a good time. And for something more dramatic but just as youthful, there was an Edwardian white lace blouse tucked into a strapless black lace gown with crinoline skirts. Dinnigan usually emerges for her bow arm in arm with a couple of models, but this time, in a new smaller venue, she walked out alone—she must've known she'd got it right.