It's a bit of a shame that word got out ahead of time that Markus Lupfer
's new collection was inspired, or at least semi-inspired, by The Jetsons
. In theory, that was a reference the peppy and pop-culture-obsessed designer could really sink his teeth into: Mrs. Jetson's flared and layered skirt silhouette was made to be reinterpreted by Lupfer, for one thing, and there couldn't possibly be a man more in sync with the cartoon's sweet, goofy, optimistic tone. So what a shame, then, to discover that there was hardly any Jetsons
at all in the latest Markus Lupfer collection—just a nod in the direction of outer space, in the form of sparkly and luminous silvers and gravity-defying gossamer silks. What happened? This was a pleasant collection, but you come here for a little kook, a little bite. Not that Lupfer forgot himself entirely: His obsession with glittery things led him, eventually, to a print of diamond rings that was funny and genuinely fresh. The mind boggles at the good time he could have next season with that print as his starting point.