With the second collection they showed in New York, British designers Susanne Ostwald and Ingvar Helgason demonstrated that while their shapes may be somewhat limited, their style is full of whimsy. Looking to the extensive art collection of Sixties philanthropist Frances Lasker Brody, the duo combined humor, graphic elements and images of a Kenyan safari. Infused with bright colors taken from Matisse and cubist shapes from Picasso, animal drawings adorned sweaters and bold checks, color blocks and stripes made their mark on the designer’s signature A-line dresses and skirts. It may sound like a mishmash, but it worked like a charm.

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