September 08, 2011 New York
Less successful were the looks with too much sparkle, which sometimes felt cheap. A chiffon jumper in gunmetal leopard was both too gunmetal and too leopard; the addition of suede cutout sleeves and a dusting of colorful sequins pushed it over the top. But there were few such missteps. A shibori print in white and cool liquid blue popped on two standout dresses, one edged subtly with a classic Taylor flower print. The Japanese technique was Taylor's nod to the country's earthquake, but the effect was optimistically bright.