March 04, 2013 Paris
Certain pieces in this collection could look too much like native costumes. That's partly a function of the show's styling, and partly the result of its business plan—employing local artisans around the world and giving back to their communities in the process. The descriptions of the clothes on the show's line sheet listed where each piece was made: India, Indonesia, Italy, Mongolia, NYC. The clothes here that had the crowd really clicking its camera phones were the ones that looked the most urban—those parkas, for starters, especially the one in olive drab with a fuchsia stripe across its hem, and the dégradé knit sweaters and baggy pants stuffed into knee-high boots.