Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear
February 08, 2014 New York
For Fall, Kaelen Haworth got a bit girlier. Largely skipping her eponymous line's usually laid-back, slouchy shapes, she sent out a pretty traditional vision of femininity. There were fitted sheaths, tulle, and more than a few flounces. (Lest fans think that Kaelen's gotten a bit too girly, fret not: Those ruffles on skirts and tops zip off.) Even at their most eccentric, pieces felt generally safe and flirty. High points included a tomato mohair jacket and top with matching skirt. "[The material] was not something I would normally gravitate toward," said Haworth postshow, "but for some reason I loved it, so that was sort of a jumping-off point." Red Hook natural dyer Audrey Louise Reynolds lent a hand, coloring other fabrics using both squid ink and berries, but all told it was hard not to feel that the collection could have done with a few more palpably idiosyncratic touches.