September 11, 2012 New York
This editor saw Game of Thrones influences in the collection. The HBO show is right up the sisters' street, but Laura begged innocence, claiming she's never seen it. We believe her: The Mulleavys have vision to spare. Tavi Gevinson was there in the front row to remind us that tapping into teenage dreams has been part of the duo's approach since forever. Maybe that's why the leather fringing on what are sure to be the most photographed and coveted pieces in the collection, the boss leather vests, put us in mind of nothing so much as cheerleader pompoms. And as for the provocative laced and grommeted leather leggings, those conjured bad girls sneaking cigarettes in the parking lot between classes.
Pure fashion fantasy? Not exactly. You needn't be a gamer, current or former, to appreciate silk blouses with graphic blocks of color or a T-shirt gown with an ivy print. All sorts of girls will be eager to role-play their way into this collection.