September 12, 2002 London
Lupfer updated winter combat pants, in white cotton, by simplifying themcropping them at the knee and putting them with high heels and a drapey cream lace tank. His all-in-ones came as either loose, faded dungarees or fitted overalls that had nothing to do with auto mechanics. His dresses, in single shots of orange jersey or mixed-print chiffon, came short and bloused up at the waist, to give a flippy volume to the skirt. Throughout the collection, Lupfer found fresh uses for his well-known skills with print and leather. There were dotty, orange-and-white plunging swimsuits, bold neon-pink zigzags and punched-out summer leathers made into mini trapeze dresses and skirts. Looks like he’s left his artsy librarian far behind.