September 14, 2010 New York
Krakoff is still interested in tailoring—cue pantsuits accessorized with utilitarian apron belts and workwear staples like camp shirts and painter's pants (interesting callbacks to Alexander Wang's show earlier this week)—but this season those elements shared the runway with more traditionally Asian silhouettes. Shirts, vests, and dresses wrapped around the torso like kimonos, leaving plenty of flesh exposed—sometimes too much, it seemed, for the models' comfort.
Among the show's strongest pieces were the two closing looks: chiffon jersey apron dresses with leather straps that you could picture on front-row guest Julianne Moore. They had the kind of unforced chic that will earn Krakoff new fans, celebrity and otherwise.