Consistency is a virtue to a young designer trying to establish a career. Wes Gordon’s fall collection was in line with the Nineties minimalist tailoring that has anchored his recent lineups, this time layered with a touch of tony grunge. The first look was great: a long, tailored coat worn over a slinky rib-knit top and column skirt, grounded in the polish of Manolo Blahnik combat boots.
As the show went on, Gordon introduced Art Nouveau-esque floral prints on trim dresses, short and long, a few styled with crystal-embroidered bandannas. If a fanciful contrast to the spare stuff, it was unclear where Gordon was headed there. The spare glamour of a long sheath with a double-slit skirt and a slipdress with geometric embroidery seemed to come more easily to him.