September 13, 2011 New York
Unfortunately, the exercise does require those goofy glasses: Kamali had a bunch made to look like her signature cat-eye frame, which customers can request from her Facebook page or Web site. Eighteen thousand people have done so since September 8. But perhaps they won't have to for long—the designer pointed out that both Apple and Sony are working on glasses-free technology.
As for the clothes, Kamali said she designed to the technology, using elements that would pop on the screen, like tiers of fringe, sequins, and graphic black-and-white stripes and polka dots. The look was typically fun—a bit pop, and slightly camp in a sixties/eighties vein. It's what Kamali does well, and it's the reason her fans go to her, but you wonder why her focus on the future sometimes leaves her designs out of the picture.