September 25, 2005 Milan
Details like fine black lace on nude wool brought a new lightness of touch to a show that has sometimes erred on the side of stodginess. Curvy black dresses with a dash of Moorish ribbon embroidery provided aficionados with a flashback to the form that gave Ozbek his first accolades in the eighties. Those good vibes didn't quite manage to sustain the show to the end, though; the Miró-esque teardrop Jacquards looked a tad heavy. Nevertheless, with its lace and woven leather shoes by Georgina Goodman, and funny straw picador hats by Philip Treacy, this was Ozbek's best stab at Pollini so far.