February 26, 2012 Milan
In a Milan season in which many designers laid on the gewgaws—piles and piles of them, in fact—this duo focused on cut. And the cut of a series of gowns at the end of the show was quite striking, especially a black satin on-the-bias number with an asymmetrical, one-shoulder bodice, and a more formal gray column in what looked to be gazar. It had a high neck, one deep pocket on the hip, and pleats kicking out from a high slit. Three knee-length dresses in the same fabric had equally strong, architectural silhouettes.
Their daywear didn't have the same restraint: Double-face cashmeres, while luxe, looked bulky, and a fur jacket felt similarly grandiloquent. Still, those efficient evening looks are enough to go on for now.