Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear
February 13, 2009 New York
Koi Suwannagate showed her 15-plus-piece Fall collection to editors and buyers in the penthouse suite at the Morgans Hotel, and the room's bright, natural light showed off the best aspects of her delicately rendered knit and cashmere offerings. Vintage brass buttons glinted on a boyfriend sweater—a big camel cardigan with a deconstructed argyle pattern in rust and steel gray—that, Suwannagate revealed, she'd hoped would be part of a men's capsule collection that she didn't have time to make. Instead, the designer spent her time on slim cigarette pants in stretch Lycra with a swath of cashmere running up both sides—"to make you look slimmer"—and paper-thin tops in soft black, nude, and pale pink. Delicately beaded fingerless gloves craftily spelled out the designer's name (and would make any outfit instantly special), and an oversize black wool cape-cum-vest had a few of Suwannagate's signature rosettes on the back to make it stand out.