Marissa Webb isn’t a fan of seasonal inspirations. Instead she strives to deliver solid pieces each collection that speak to her tomboy aesthetics. To that end, the slew of men’s wear influences that appeared on her runway was not unexpected. Gray flannel and abstracted and exaggerated herringbones constituted the majority of the heavier fabrics used in tunics, belted trench-style vests and classic outerwear tweaked with new details. The sole reference she cited was “Bianca Jagger and the boys club,” which was evident in the monochromatic shirts and ties she often paired with bustiers in suiting fabrics.
Webb also played with layering, especially with bonded wool overlays worn over dresses or as a half-skirt. The lineup’s overall feel has appeal for a classicist who wants some extra punch in her pieces, although extremely wide pants and some of the layering tricks may be too far out of that girl’s comfort zone.