February 10, 2011 New York
Giberson's theme was collage, so there were a lot of layers and textures in play. It came across most boldly in the Mongolian lamb vest with look-at-me proportions that topped a knee-length wool coat and trousers, and in a cozy, oversize rib-knit turtleneck sweater vest accessorized with a matching scarf. If the crochet cardigan with leather sleeves—paired here with a silk chiffon shirtdress appliquéd with laser-cut tulle—was a shade more subtle, it was no less eye-catching. The biggest surprise? A pair of vermilion red dresses, one of which was topped by another fur vest. It's the kind of color you can see from the opposite end of a department-store floor. Giberson is thinking more commercially, and we mean that as a sincere compliment.