September 05, 2007 New York
The collection tacked between silhouettes close to the body and looser ones (some of which, unfortunately, jibed into tent territory). He translated the patterns of Portuguese tiles into prints and embroidery patterns; Elizabeth Taylor in Boom! inspired a chic caftan. Paper-bag waists and balloon shapes weren┐t exactly news-making, but what Hannant called his "ghosted" pieces, with a sheer print floated over a solid version, succeeded in creating the light, wafting effect he was afteras did two short and surprisingly youthful summer-white dresses in eyelet and guipure lace.