September 11, 2012 New York
The dragonfly theme was overt: Theallet made a dragonfly pattern that appeared in knits and as a print, and her filmy organzas were layered against each other to create iridescent, winglike effects. Elsewhere, she played diaphanous games with pleated chiffon that gathered about the body then took flight. As usual for Theallet, palette and pattern were strong elements—pop colors were set against new versions of her signature bohemian prints, these astutely colored in souk tones of turquoise and ocher. The shapes felt familiar, too—the dominant silhouette was Theallet's tried-and-true full skirt—but that wasn't a bad thing. Like her muse this season, Theallet knows who she is, and this season, in more ways than one, she did what she likes.