September 14, 2006
Under the Buckminster Fuller-style Dome at the Soho Grand, Threeasfour's Gabi, Ange, and Adi presented a collection based on fractalsrepeated geometric patterns that exist outside of classical geometry and are often used in computer modeling. Yes, that old fashion inspiration. But if the concept sounds far-fetched, it's one the trio takes very seriously; they say they worked for over a year, collaborating with a textile manufacturer and a math wizard, to produce the fractal prints that served as the main conceit of this intriguing if overlong presentation. And while there were a few Battlestar Galactica moments here today (green Lycra leggings with lace inserts, anyone?), they were balanced by some lovely suspension "flip" pieces and dresses with dimensional plastic appliqués. (These were the favorites of front-row booster Kate Spade.) There were also sporty, tailored separates, including a black trench and a white suit with skinny pants, that would measure up in any dimension.