Kit Willow is celebrating the tenth anniversary of her brand this year, and to mark that milestone, she's turned her attention back to her native territory of Australia. There wasn't anything too aesthetically antipodean about Willow
's latest collection, but its emphasis on light- to mid-weight pieces and adaptable outerwear was a nod to the temperate climate Down Under. You wouldn't wish to brave the depths of the average New York winter in Willow's three-way coat, a long-line black gilet with a removable cropped leather jacket on top, but it would see you through gentler weather in considerable style. Cleverly, Willow designed a few different cropped jackets that could fit over the zippered gilet; one version that looked especially relevant for this season boasted balloon-size sleeves.
Willow also made a smart calculation in focusing on marble prints—she couldn't have known that Alexander Wang would make that the theme of his first show for Balenciaga, of course, but her Carrara-inspired split skirts and papery bias-cut dresses looked especially spot-on because he did. Elsewhere, the designer executed some nice updates of her signature looks, including laser-cut leather bustiers and adapted motorcycle jackets in buttery-soft rose- and emerald-colored leather. This was a measured collection with a lot of accessible, attractive pieces.