September 08, 2001 New York
Noselli and Gutierrez worked with a muted chromatic range (white, black, khaki and brick were the only colors in the collection), relying on clean, perfectly proportioned lines for effect. A pristine tab-collar cotton shirtdress was stark and immaculate, except for a copper cincture at the waist and minute pin-tucks that decorated the sleeves; dresses gently skimmed the body, shaped only by deftly applied tucks and folds. A triple layer of pleats ran across the shoulders of a prim cap-sleeve shirt; an off-kilter skirt looked perfect with an intricately constructed, asymmetric sleeveless top.
"We wanted to work with pleating, like last season, but presenting a looser, more comfortable silhouette," said Noselli after the show.