September 07, 2013 New York
While Stuart worked mostly in signature feminine fabrications like eyelet lace and appliquéd organza, the silhouettes here were definitely sexed up—and occasionally a tad too suggestive. Gauzy bold-shouldered crop tops (yes, that trend is still going full speed this season) were paired with kicky miniskirts, and polished denim pieces including a mod shift felt more street-ready than most of Stuart's signature sweet wares. On the sultrier side of the spectrum, several frocks that were both super-short and super-sheer weren't exactly the kind of thing you'd wear to dinner at your boyfriend's parents' house. Ditto goes for a little black leather dress with a plunging-to-the-sternum neckline, particularly when worn with towering wooden-wedge heels. Those naughtier numbers aside, the lineup successfully presented modern ideas to Stuart's contemporary, fashion-forward customer.