Anne Valérie Hash
September 28, 2010 Paris
For all the softness and light, though, the focus was on tailoring: Jackets came cropped with the sleeves pushed up past the elbows and the seams exposed and raw. Tapering pants with rolled cuffs had either crossover or doubled waistbands. The latter looked a bit tricky, but for the most part Hash avoided gratuitous experimentation and stuck with pieces that really worked, like a T-shirt with a mille-feuille of ruffles arcing across its front (paired with relaxed, easy pants) or a black silk shift with an askew V-neck and asymmetrical hem. This just might've been the designer's best show yet.