September 13, 2011 New York
Natori prefers a covered-up kind of sexual intrigue. She was deft with matte jerseys and draped them into floor-sweeping dresses in key lime and burnt orange. No cleavage (that's presumably for her namesake bra line), but you could discern the curves. Women who prefer a bit more structure could find tailored pieces, including a polished, light russet raffia mandarin-collar jacket and matching full, pleated skirt. Some of the dresses, especially in taupe, needed more work as they veered too close to fancy spawear, but they were generally approachable. And unlike at many of the frippery-laden contemporary labels, these designs were aiming for an older audience—a welcome change.