September 11, 2006
After spending part of her summer checking out documentaries about Charles and Ray Eames and mid-century design, Sarafpour sent out a collection of graphic shapes, done in black and white. There were shifts and chemises and also a capelet silhouette that worked best with abbreviated volumes below the waist. When paired with a slightly-too-long pencil skirt and flat shoes, it looked rather ungainly. The designer scored much better with simple shifts bifurcated by large gold zips (her own favorite look). They had a topical Edie zing.
The collection was heavy on texture, as in an ostrich-jacket-and-white jeans combination, a liquid Lurex sack dress, and a sheer white shift trimmed at the neck with little flowers. But a paper-light
sleeveless dress in silk taffeta, its hems delicately ruffled, was much more subtleand all the better for it.