Yeohlee: No bells and whistles at Yeohlee. For that matter, no loudness of any kind as the designer flaunted the quiet attitude of her clothes. Presenting at her new showroom with little accessories, hairdos or makeup, Yeohlee showed clothes a confident woman would welcome. She turned out an impeccably-cut group of black gabardines — pants, skirts and a drawstring tunic — that were stark and elegant. Simple dresses in camel double-faced silk and mohair were chic. Yeohlee did have friskier moments here and there with some bright colors, textured fabrics and a charming short raincoat in pearl polkadotted polyurethane. Those looks were few and far between, however, and as noted in her program, she was inspired by elements of the American Arts and Crafts movement, going so far as to describe her shapes as "Amish" or "Shaker." Accordingly, she threw in a black gabardine bonnet to match a simple Shaker coat.

Imitation of Christ: Sure fashion needs a good elbow in the ribs every now and then, and since their first show in May 2000, the folks — 21 contributors at last tally — of Imitation of Christ have fashioned themselves into that sharp-edged joint.

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