March 20, 2014 New York
In the short flick, Antonoff portrays a group of oddball women getting ready—each in her own peculiar way—for a night out. It's a celebration of their various primping routines and such "mundane secrets" as draping stray hairs over house plants to interpretive dancing. All of the preparation leads up to the characters playing in an orchestra led by renowned contemporary artist Laurie Simmons. In general, there's an offbeat humor about everything Antonoff does. Her novelty items may have the most immediate appeal, but the rest of the retro-preppy range shouldn't be overlooked. Other highlights from the new lineup included color-blocked miniskirts, trompe l'oeil knits, and schoolgirl jackets. Antonoff also whipped up several nice trouser styles; one pair was pleated with ultrawide legs, while another fit like sweatpants with an elastic waistband. With the latter, Antonoff wanted to address "how to feel your absolute most comfortable and still be presentable enough to leave your house." Surely, her customers will appreciate that emphasis on ease.