February 13, 2009
For their latest effort, Alexa Adams and Flora Gill carried over some of the ideas and techniques (a focus on the body, drapey knits) that have won the duo critical acclaim in seasons past. "For Fall, we wanted to keep certain elements, but going in a darker direction," Gill said before the show. There were beautiful stretch-wool blazers with cowl-necks, as well as a subtle "chain mail" knit that yielded some covetable sweaters and body-con dresses. But were there enough new ideas here to make the audience sit up and take note? By the fourth incarnation of a cropped silk biker jacket, it was difficult to answer in the affirmative.