September 24, 2009 Milan
It wasn't necessarily the embellishments that impressed, though. The lush, asymmetrical volumes of Colangelo's shift dresses had a clean, unfussy appeal. They were minimal yet still sexy, a tough combination to pull off. And with their sloping, saddled shoulders and pushed-up sleeves, his jackets—which he paired with tapering, cropped pants or narrow Bermuda shorts—looked very right-now. Colangelo comes from a family of furriers, so there were also a couple of oversize short-sleeve jackets in sheared mink—a teaser, maybe, of what he might push further next season. The sleeper hit of Milan? Could well be. This designer is definitely someone retailers should be paying more attention to.