February 11, 2011 New York
Coon also made Dada-esque use of faux fur: Though a wool wrap jacket lined with that material and sporting a large fur collar was wearably glamorous, a coat-dress in leather and fur struck a more comic note. (It seemed silly to imagine the garment as a dress, until you put it in the context of the current blustery winter, in which light a faux-fur dress seemed like a good solution to a tiresome problem; i.e., being cold.) Other looks were more conventionally "fun"—short, tailored dresses with leather-tipped dirndl skirts; a baggy, hooded leather bomber lined (again) in faux fur—but the focus was squarely on soigné, grown-up clothes. Though some of the mishmash and casual aplomb of Coon's previous outings was missed here, the designer proved her range, taking confident command of a formal tone.