February 11, 2014 New York
Gordon launched his collection four years ago right out of school, and it has taken him a while to find his footing. At first, his lady was a lady—the kind of icy blond who only orders clothes via trunk show. Yet as Gordon has learned to tap into his own youth, she's loosened up a bit: still upper-crust, but living in Tribeca.
For Fall, Gordon's muse was wearing pieces that played quite a bit with texture, the season's big idea. A silk georgette and tulle color-blocked sheath was paired with a chunky, cropped cashmere cardigan, and an ice-blue wool bomber with a fox collar popped against a pencil skirt. The knits, especially the cashmere sweater in zigzag stripes of ice blue and brown, looked so right against lightweight silk and organza skirts.
A pair of plaid trousers, worn with a banded sleeveless shell, was too ordinary for a runway. But Gordon's verging-on-signature slipdresses—in Chantilly lace or silk—had an irresistible quality. He's in a good place, and undoubtedly gaining confidence in his abilities.