September 11, 2011 New York
Black and white looks, which made up most of the collection, were a nice counterpoint to all the neons and saturated brights we've been seeing this week (and the past few seasons, for that matter). A pair of perforated white leather shorts with snakeskin trim nodded at this season's ruling sporty trend. And bold jacquard knit pieces featured a black and white print that Roy found on Vietnamese tile work. The Asian influence also came into play with subtle mandarin collars and kimono wrap dresses that were pretty, modern, and wearable. Things lagged a little in the eveningwear department, but that could be because Roy herself has been taking a different, gown-free approach to red-carpet dressing recently. Last month, the designer got quite a few mixed reviews after showing up at a film premiere in pinstriped men's pajamas and heels.