Benjamin Channing Clyburn and Sonia Yoon are no strangers to theladified look. But this go-around, the designers took aim at a moreDecember, less May sort of dame: a Connecticut grandmother and hercloset. The translation? Models sporting old-biddy buns, the occasionalquaint vintage hat and clothes that evoked a bygone magpie feel. Plaidsand haberdashery tweeds were everywhere — “We wanted fabrics that lookedold,” said Yoon, preshow — on nipped-waist jackets, robe-like coats,shorts and ruffled pencil skirts. Ruffles, in fact, played a major rolein the dressier cocktail portion, perhaps too repetitively, as did“mumsy” florals. And while the end result was plenty uptown posh, itleft one yearning for a counterpoint of Bensoni spunk.

To continue reading this article...

To Read the Full Article
SUBSCRIBE NOW

Tap into our Global Network

Of Industry Leaders and Designers

load comments
blog comments powered by Disqus