September 11, 2010 New York
A slim-fitting V-neck red raffia dress was cut low on the sides and vented in the back. The revealing arm opening had a molded, organic quality, exactly as if the wearer had been caught in a breeze and was about to flash a peek of side nipple. (If that makes it sound risky or risqué, it wasn't. The designer had his technique well in hand.)
Black viscose cigarette pants with a subtle matador ruffle at the waist were an elegant evening option. Worn below one of the blouses with a pouf of air trapped at the back, they were like the string that tethers a balloon to earth.