September 27, 2012 Paris
Wauchob is much better as a designer when there is a harder edge to what she does. Her Fall collection had that edge together with something that melded the tough with the luxurious. But the liberal use of fur that worked there isn't really an option for summer. Here, in comparison, the mixture of silk and polyester pieces felt wan. The standout looks of the collection were the ones that played with transparency—see-through, almost pajama trousers worn with shorts underneath and tops with underwear visible. They featured a silk scarf print and maintained a certain flamboyant, graphic approach. More of that flamboyance would have been welcome.