September 09, 2007 New York
Kerrigan fans might want to break out the ThighMaster before Spring: The designer showed a lot of short dresses, most of them in a 1960's shift shapewider on top, narrowing toward the bottom, with room around the arms in a cropped dolman sleeve. There were chambray day dresses with delicately studded self-covered belts and new-wave asymmetrical snap closures; silk shirtdresses with attitude in red, black, and light gray; great layering tees; and gauzy silk tops with room to spare.
The most interesting pieces were the more fitted jersey ones, with subtle monochrome paneling shaped to articulate the muscle groups beneath the fabric. "I was thinking of a body consciousness, but not in an obvious way," the designer said. Effect achieved.