is never one to use two prints where three or four would do. For Fall, florals jostle with leopard, camouflage clashes with brocade, and metallics rub up against checks. "How do you wear color in winter?" he asks. "You've been into it all summer. Why give it up when it gets chilly?" For answers, he presented new takes on his signature blowy trapezes, but now cut as shirtdresses in rose-patterned patchworked panels, with a deep flounce. Frills also turned up running along the outside edge of sleeves—an original idea carried over from his last show. For evening, there's a thirties glamour to the contrast piecing, which appears cascading down the front of a chiffon column or puffed into short sleeves. Olowu says the collection has "an urban folkloric vibe in Technicolor," but despite the well-traveled eclecticism, the secret of his success is that these clothes are so easy to wear.