February 13, 2010 New York
Surface treatments played a bigger role than usual. Pyrite zippers added interest on the opening look, and constellationlike crystal embroidery livened up a pair of evening dresses. But it was a blousy cinched-waist frock treated to look like it had been lined with pebbles that really made an impression. Silhouettes didn't stray far from the clean-lined sporty-cocktail vein the line is known for; the beading experiments weren't overdone. Other than a gold jumpsuit Rose called Liquid Mercury, which will be a hard sell, this was a solid lineup of special-occasion wares that struck a hard-to-achieve balance between high fashion and accessibility.