April 21, 2010 New York
Creative director Simon Kneen turned out twill miniskirts, an olive-drab wool dress, and slim cargo pants, which he paired with washed silk frocks and great cardigans tailored to resemble ladylike jackets. "It's all about the modern mix," he said backstage. "Formalwear mixed with casual attire and sportswear." The mostly neutral procession of looks wasn't the most exciting big-brand collection we've seen, but Kneen's mix-it-up message speaks to the approach these companies must take now: "It's about the individual, rather than a uniformed look."