September 11, 2004 New York
For his part, Orlandi delivered a pretty, pastel-colored collection that returned to his roots. The show opened with an innocent bow-tied beige linen jacket; a lovely linen dress with an overlay of lace and ribbon continued the theme. Tweed jackets in Easter egg colors were worn with flowing full pants and finely gauged knits underneath. And heavily, sometimes overly embellished piecespetal dresses and beaded and embroidered lace skirtswere reminiscent of fifties Italian design. But, as the finale dresses (made of linen dress, polka dot cotton, and white organza) proved, Orlandi's collection was a modern take on sweetness.