March 04, 2011 Paris
Woolen dresses reached past the knee and had bobbling, full silhouettes. There was one that Leroy called a dress-coat, which essentially looked like a coat you pull over your head—the designer went one better and put a matching coat over that. What are we trying to say? These aren't the clothes that will be at the top of your shopping list, unless your ambitions are the convent. You'd be a relatively chic novice, but still.
What was interesting here was how Leroy echoed pieces in shearling with a creamy knitted jersey that had a great nubbly texture. A slim, medallion-belted dress cut in the stuff certainly stood out. Another great effect was a light-as-air alpaca textured to look like astrakhan that was used in a full-sleeve coat and pencil skirt. A few well placed shots of slick patent leather added a necessary whiff of sex, in a Matrix-y shearling and a pencil skirt worn with a heavy cabled sweater and pervy-cool wire-rim specs. Perhaps it's a uniform for the career-minded girl who knows that a little fun never hurts.