Surface to Air
October 09, 2011 New York
Per the usual, there's nothing too groundbreaking in the brand's latest womenswear collection, which is a streetwise remix of tribal themes, workwear, and the classic gamine. But that's fine, inasmuch as these are wearable clothes intended for girls who want to look good but who have more on their minds than fashion. This season's fitted overalls and patchworked jeans are going to get a lot of traction; ditto the hand-painted prints, especially the abstract and poem print items made in collaboration with Kim Gordon. There's also a fine sense of color here—washed neutrals trading in and out with pop hits of lemon yellow, electric blue, orange, and pink. The brand can also expect to do a healthy business with its shoes: Surface to Air has introduced a handful of footwear phenoms in seasons past, and this time out its multicolor-soled moc and blocky platform sandals ought to continue the trend.