The new Collette Dinnigan
collection was a rather streamlined affair. The designer's dominant silhouette this season was a reed-slender sheath, and her palette essentially vacillated between black and shades of silver and white. But you wouldn't call these clothes minimalist: Dinnigan coaxed a subdued drama out of the surface detail here, making particularly effective use of leather appliqué and laces with an iridescent sheen. The results were atypically vixenish. That said, the signature Dinnigan sweetness remained, and reached its apogee in a look composed of a white lace T-shirt and matching tiered lace skirt; that was a winning ensemble, if somewhat out of tone with much of the rest of the collection. Likewise, amid all the neutrals, it was the bare hint of color here that stood out—a cap-sleeve lace gown and glimmering A-line coat in a mushroomy green both had a nice sense of warmth. All told, this wasn't a challenging collection, but Dinnigan executed her conventional silhouettes with a lot of flair.