Designer Sharon Wauchob said for fall, Edun was all about polishing up youth-culture classics, and with founders Ali Hewson and Bono in the audience, she hit the proverbial nail on the head. The space they chose for the show was all concrete and harsh lighting, which complemented a collection that’s best described as hard yet familiar. There were black leather biker jackets, iconic plaids printed on silk blouses and some acid-yellow tweed pieces that, with leather collars, felt more punk than ladylike. Speaking of punk, Wauchob created pseudo-piercings out of tiny grommets and chains that decorated draped tops and replaced buttons on cuffs — a fitting accent to a concise lineup.
For the first time, men’s wear was incorporated into the women’s presentation. Men’s designer Ricky Hendry played out a similar biker stance with washed leather motorcycle jackets, skinny jeans in coated denim and cropped peacoats styled with plaid shirts and perforated knits. The result was downtown cool with touches of crafted depth and dimension.