September 14, 2012 London
This season also charted real growth in separates. Flared shorts, crop tops, sheer palazzo pants, and trim, V-neck button-downs all added dimension to a collection that was still, mainly, about dresses. The Felders should keep emphasizing those kinds of mix-and-match pieces, because they worked. And they should continue to develop their vocabulary of embellishment: This time out, they traded their usual punkish studs for fluttering scraps of chiffon, and in general, that worked, too. (Though a little of the chiffon went a long way.) Overall, this collection proved that the Felder twins can design for a more mature albeit still youthful clientele. As noted above, they do design for themselves.