October 17, 2013 New York
As for the collection, it too provides a window into Antonoff's past. The quirky cartoon print depicting a nude woman holding a red carnation that she used for boxy shifts, bra tops, high-waisted pants, and matching baseball caps was borrowed from a Francine Dressler painting found in her grandmother's bathroom. Unless you know the backstory, those patterned pieces could come off a tad peculiar. The digital carnation print on sweet strapless dresses and skirts was definitely more approachable. Elsewhere, floaty column gowns and wide-leg trousers were cut from a soft cotton voile lace that resembled, as she put it, "the prettiest Swiss cheese ever." If you're still in the market for a novelty sweater, it doesn't get much cuter than the pullovers Antonoff had embroidered to resemble the childhood game MASH.