September 20, 2002 New York
His new, lower-priced line, Tyler, is a bid to bring that Almost Famous chic to a larger audience. For spring, he showed cropped jackets nipped in at the waist, lightweight suits, delicate chiffon dresses and full-cut, low-slung trousers in ripply washed silk, paired with camisole tops that showed plenty of skin. While the shapes were simple, the dressmaking details that Tyler loves were abundant: pintucking and bands of ruching, embroidery and lettuce edging. And even in a line meant to be casual, Tyler can't help but revel in the subtle delights of tailoring; for example, he lined one gray silk jacket in a girly floral liberty print and added a fitting strapthe kind of thing usually found in bespoke suitsinside another.