Shipley & Halmos
September 07, 2010 New York
The designers aimed to emulate that effect by tweaking established shapes and prints. What looked like a sundress was actually a loose romper, the kind of sleight of hand that should find favor in Williamsburg or on the Lower East Side. Hemlines rose and fell in swooping waves—long in the back, short in the front. Prim floral prints were blown up to larger-than-life proportions, and vertical and horizontal stripes wound their dizzy way into one another.
High-waisted silk tap shorts and a shrunken baseball jacket stood out among the rest, but there's likely something for any girl to love in this offering. Power, Corruption & Lies? Nah. It's more playful than pensive. No one ever accused New Order of that.