After canceling her New York show originally scheduled for Sept. 13, L’Wren Scott resurfaced at the tail end of the Paris circuit, taking appointments in her Ile Saint-Louis showroom. In many ways, the private format benefits a designer like Scott, whose very specific, consistent aesthetic is not about overstatement but impeccable, salable polish and special details that don’t necessarily get picked up at a distance.
The clothes were meticulously finished — a white leather bomber jacket was lined in charcoal-and-white striped cotton, the same pattern of the shirt under it. “You know I love a good matching set,” said Scott, who is adding sunglasses, done with Menrad, to her coordinated offer for spring.
A David Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London was a reigning influence this season. Scott adopted his intense colors — calling them “Hockney blue” and “Fire red” — for her shrunken cardigans and some nicer summer cotton tweeds. But it was the black-and-white graphic styles, such as her signature Headmistress dress with an interlocking diamond motif across the chest, that stood out as the most crisp and current on the showroom racks.