The Cure's hit "A Forest" played at today's Iceberg
show, cuing a 1980s vibe. Big rounded shoulders, pleated leather pants, acid pastels, novelty sweaters. Iceberg's bread and butter is its knits, and this being Fall, there was a lot of variety here—not just pullovers, but also sweater dresses and cardigan coats. Some came color-blocked, others were patchworked with fur, and one was crisscrossed with leather-trimmed zippers. Turns out, the last was a replica of a sweater Jean-Charles de Castelbajac designed for an Iceberg advertising campaign in 1983. Iceberg was a big deal then, so reminding us of its knitwear roots isn't a bad plan; the sweaters were heads above those multicolor swirling prints and embroideries at the end—those were better off ignored. Still, there were other items worth calling out, notably a sharp, tailored white blazer with bold black stripes on the arms, and a color-blocked yellow, black, and tan parka with leather trim and a fur lining. Fewer extras—chokers, elbow gloves, leather sash belts, etc.—would have made this trip down memory lane feel more modern.