October 03, 2007 Paris
Her two motifs were whaleboning and crinolines, both given a high-tech, twenty-first-century spin. The first appeared on the outside of a deep V-neck dress, a zip-front jacket, and a T-shirt sweater, decorating and nipping the waist, and creating interesting yet subtle volumes at the upper back. The second, crinolines, gave undulating movement to swingy jersey skirts and dresses that would have otherwise hung flat. Silver necklaces that doubled as straps for maillots and dresses displayed a similar appreciation of a woman's contours.
If there's a caveat to Omazic's new, streamlined approach, it could be that it's too quiet for the competitive runways of Paris. Now that she's established a solid foundation, her next challenge will be to build on it.