The theme of Iceberg
's Spring collection? Mickey Mouse on safari. The cartoon mice that appeared as emblems on loosely knit sweaters and as a jacquard on a miniskirt seemed to please the children in the Saturday afternoon audience tremendously, but how a grown woman might rationalize such a purchase isn't quite clear. And as for the mouse-ear shoulders on coats and jackets, they were too close to the Dolce & Gabbana collection of a year ago not to notice.
The safari portion of the show, on the other hand, produced some viable pieces. Epauleted coat-dresses in black or olive drab linen looked sharp and gimmick-free, and leopard-print camouflage dresses had a slinky vibe. A cropped, fitted jacket laced together from squares of leather was cool, too. The takeaway: Next time, skip the kids' stuff.