September 06, 2013 New York
The big news here, and the part of the story that most excited Parkinson himself, was his collaboration with the cashmere company Parker Blue. The crewnecks and cardigans had a snug fit in contrast to the boxier shapes of the other pieces, and Parkinson employed sponging techniques to give them their bright splotches of color or little polka dots. For Resort, he played around with simply cut printed jersey tanks and tees. Here, sewing them inside out so the hazy reverse side of the patterns showed, he turned them into something special. It was interesting to see him apply his artsy approach to humbler items. Parkinson reported he was headed right back to L.A. "I've got nine bridesmaids next weekend," he said. When the wedding is over and he starts thinking about next season, what would be fun is seeing what he could do with denim.