June 22, 2007 Milan
And, unlikely as it sounds, he managed to inject this sensibility into his collection. In addition to a color palette that drew on sand and stone, there was an organic quality to fine-gauge knits with a striated pattern, or loose layers of long over longer, or pioneer breeches over leggings. Add the odd linen tunic, a dropped crotch or two, and some dévoré, and it was rather like a cleaned-up version of the post-apocalyptic garb worn by the good guys in The Road Warrior. The models also wore unlaced desert boots and pins of quartz, again suggestive of the Outback. When more overt urbanwear inserted itself in the form of suits as shiny as gasoline on water, it was almost a jarring return to the fashion world Johan and Marcella used to inhabit. Guess it's hard to really leave it all behind.