Andrea Lieberman got up-close and personal for fall, revisiting her New York City party days in the Nineties while merging Seventies influences — with stellar results. “It was a very interesting time for me,” she said. “I finished school, went to Africa, came back and started styling and going out a lot.”
The collection reflected all these things in a polished way. From the Nineties and Africa she crafted crepe skirts and pants featuring piercing hardware. (Who ever thought piercing could be sophisticated?) The former also inspired plaid blouses and striped knits, while the latter shaped a silk tie-dye mididress.
The Seventies colored the palette: a great toffee-hued knitted mididress, bordeaux handbag and camel gaucho pants. And in some instances, both eras fused into a single piece, as in a great trouser that Lieberman referred to as a “cross between a Seventies flare and a Nineties boot cut.”
“I wanted it to be beautiful and classic and emotional at the same time,” she added. It was.