October 04, 2005 Paris
There weren't a lot of those to go around, though. Sweatshirt-gray jerseys and fine-gauge sweaters worn with pencil skirts were pretty enough, but hardly earthshaking, and there were too many jumpsuits with elasticized waists. The smartly tailored tuxedo pants and smoking jackets that closed the show were winners, but not so the mint-color strapless leotards and leggings Branquinho showed with the majority of the collection. They looked like what they were: styling gimmicks whipped up to distract from a dearth of strong concepts.