February 20, 2012 New York
There were echoes of the main line in some of the shapes, like the high-waisted, wide pants, but overall the muse was Addition's usual gamine. For Fall, she'll wear "teddy bear" faux furs (the best of them in a bomber, trimmed with military-trench details); ultra-fitted blazers with asymmetrical, slightly flaring backs; and loose silk dresses, whose prints mimic knit stitches. There was more leather than ever before, in response to buyers' demands: a single-breasted blazer in cadet blue on one hand, and tiny, quilted short shorts on the other—the sort you might get if you had your old 2.55 retooled into hot pants. The collection continues to expand, and so does the brand: Panichgul revealed that he'll soon be in need of more space than his current digs afford, thanks largely to the sales of Addition. And the showroom buzzed with buyers. Addition's not grown up yet, but it certainly is growing.