September 12, 2011 New York
It started simply, with a black T-shirt, its shoulders slightly padded, worn with a pair of white trousers with a jagged black waistband. But the patchworking quickly became more intense. Dresses were pieced together like a puzzle from parallelograms of sheer and opaque fabrics, solids and prints. And there was asymmetry everywhere, from the hems of a pair of excellent shirtdresses to the vests that were glorified scarves draped over the models' heads, with only one end tucked in. It wasn't complex for complexity's sake; the results were elegant and crisp.
For evening, he softened things up, using silver and white silk dévoré for slipdresses that he layered over brightly colored bra tops. The finale number, with its swirl of icy blue at the hips, is a contender for dress of the week.