September 11, 2013 New York
He also had a few things to contribute to the emerging sporty story. There were tracksuits in fluid twill, a white mesh sweatshirt with delicate black ivy embroidery, and most appealing, a very luxe take on a sexy sleeveless dress we'll call the wrapped towel (a Spring micro-trend). A sleeveless trench in the same substantial bonded satin also looked good. Where Krakoff was most innovative was his suiting. A leather shell that wrapped in the back was made from a single piece of fabric, with no side seams, and the vest underneath a white linen coat was constructed from the hem of its lapel. It was a deceptively simple trompe l'oeil trick that was actually incredibly difficult to pull off. There is a cool precision to Krakoff's tailoring. It might take some time until his dressmaker skills are as confident as that coat, but give him a hand for trying.