October 04, 2001 Paris
Flounces and ruffles have been practically everywhere this season, and Bengtsson and Pavlick used some of these decorative elements in the most discreet way possible. Single ruffled trims inched their way up the side of straight trousers or around the neckline of functional, sleeveless tanks. Silk piping, satin insets and string laces dressed up everything from sexy pantsuits to understated shift dresses, while shoulder cutouts lent a touch of cool to casual everyday tops.
Bengtsson and Pavlick's minimalism extended to the show's styling. See-through ballet slippers carefully matched the outfits' muted tones, while the simple ponytails and nude makeup worn by the models ensured that nothing distracted from the clothes.