"Nostalgic in a modern way," is how Andrea Lieberman described her latest collection for A.L.C.
Often multiple nostalgias mixed. The slim checked wool trousers in look 24, for example, conjured up the late-sixties ska era for the designer. The outfit's accompanying leather bomber with a street-ready coyote-fur hood recalled "the late eighties—like when the New York downtown crowd and hip-hop scene came together at clubs like Area and Madame Rosa's," as Lieberman put it. Not that you'd necessarily need to be conversant in the club-going ways of decades past to get in on the action. The DB navy peacoat, shown here with a curly lamb lapel, hit on the oversize, borrowed-from-boyfriend outerwear trend that will be everywhere in the fall. A string of covetable (admittedly non-PETA-friendly) cropped jackets featured various combinations of kangaroo fur, shearling, and baby calf hair. And still-selling silk pajama sets came in both macro and micro paisley prints. Nostalgic or not, Lieberman has a strong sense of the now. Whatever memories these clothes spring from, girls today will be able to make their own in them.