September 07, 2012 New York
In their efforts to push the collection in new directions, the Colovoses moved themselves closer to the work of others. Color and print have been the big stories for several seasons now. No one owns them outright, of course, but the Colovoses' peers have certainly put their own stamps on them. It's a risky venture, breaking the boundaries of what has until now defined you, but the husband-and-wife duo did reap some rewards this season. The crab-claw cotton pants that opened the show—so named because of their baggy, slouched-on shape—had a sporty appeal that crossed over into boxy silk tees and snug-fitting jackets paneled with leather and canvas. Longtime believers in the line, meanwhile, will be pleased to note the appearance of an outfit consisting of motocross jacket, slick T-shirt, and silky shorts—all in black.