September 20, 2000
Victor Alfaro's collection relied on a flowing, breezy silhouette to create a feeling of retro chic. His 46 looks, all in shades of cappuccino, peach, lilac and blush, alluded to the sensual style of a Concorde-hopper circa 1982: There were delicate georgette wraps, pleated satin dresses and generously cut dolman knit tops. Even the most casual looks an apricot silk knit tube top, walnut suede shorts and feather-light gauze tunicsexuded this imagined brand of luxury.
There is no doubt that Alfaro has considerable talent and can produce stylish, wearable clothes. Still, his collection relied too heavily on references to the past, as if unsure of making a more directional statement.