Like many designers this week, particularly the “young” ones, Alexa Adams and Flora Gill put on a show with a tough streetwise aesthetic that featured a lot of knitwear and outerwear. Show notes said their fall line was influenced by “the shape, volume and details in early Apollo mission spacesuits.” And there was a spacey, Eighties construction to the sweaters — the highlight — that were intricately ribbed and done in graphic, blue, red and gray colorblocks with lots of zipper effects. Some were sporty and cropped, and worn over ruffled dresses, others were more like swaddling coats — the aggressive black shearlings in particular were top notch. Two of the best looks were solid red: a silk dress that was draped in the front with a pleated skirt, and a slinky, banded cardigan over a pleated dress. Otherwise, Adams and Gill could have done without the pants — which featured awkward founces at the hips — the organza layering pieces and bootie anklet socks that were just silly.

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