Loulou de la Falaise: “It’s a bit Gothic, with dark and muted colors,” explained Loulou de la Falaise as she presented her fall collection in her Left Bank boutique. “It’s sleek, with some medieval-looking pieces.” That meant a musketeer-like silk top paired with formfitting trousers tucked into boots or a whipcord jacket with ruffles and velvet bows. Falaise is at ease mixing color, texture and eccentric tailoring. She elaborated on these hallmarks in a striped wool and chiffon hooded dress, velvet bubble skirts, an aqua silk faille dress draped with mauve mousseline and a great short coat in beaver lined in black damask. Knitwear, another Falaise forte, rounded out the fine effort, from cozy cashmere and angora “granny” cardigans to sexier diaphanous cashmere pieces.

This story first appeared in the March 1, 2006 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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