February 26, 2013 Paris
One signature that he did deliver on: coats. Hooded down puffers with contrast printed panels in front had a serious cool factor. David accessorized a black-and-gold version with his first-ever handbag, which his program notes proudly announced was made in France. David develops most of his fabrics at a mill in Japan, where he lived before launching his label in Paris two years ago. The most interesting material he came up with for Fall was a shaggy wool that lent a quirky feel to a classic, almost couture-ish tailleur. He described his woman this season as "a well-educated girl who went out on her own and got a wild side." The collection he dreamed up for her didn't feel quite resolved, but there were some good pieces for his retailers to get excited about.