September 26, 2009 Milan
Africa was Ortiz's reference point. That led to some rather unflattering jodhpurs cut very generously at the hips, but jackets, blouses, and full skirts in crocodile jacquard were a positive development. The show's highlights were a number of pale coats in crocodile, python, and laser-cut leather. A black gown with concentric circles of beads at the neckline that called to mind the Masai was also striking. But in the end, it was a case of too little, too late.