Limi Feu: To those critics who mentioned Limi Yamamoto's close aping of her daddy's ethos in her Paris debut last season, this collection offered up a retort: So what? Like father, like daughter. Mannish baggy pants; wide, ballooning skirts; ample shirting, and impeccable tailoring gone slightly kooky — the elder Yamamoto's m.o. was all here, and unabashedly so. But for all the shared similarities, their design spirits vary. Limi Feu skews more girlish and fresh, with this collection exhibiting far more polish than Yamamoto's previous punky outing. Her clothes have a sense of humor, too. Take, for example, the intriguing top spliced together from a collared white shirt and a polkadot velvet tank, the latter half equipped with an ultralarge — practically sacklike — side pocket. Also terrific: her trompe l'oeil layered looks. What appeared from the front to be a blazer thrown over an intarsia vest was actually one garment from the back. And there's more to Limi Feu than a younger slant on experimental construction. Yamamoto delivered some perfectly pretty and practical clothes, as well: the simple slouchy knits, for instance, and outerwear cut with wearable foppish proportions.
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