Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi wish they all could be California girls. They called their fall collection an ode to their carefree style — and apparent penchant for anything with a Western twang — all elevated with Italian capabilities.


The workmanship was indeed fine on navy cavalry coats, piped in red and with floral embroideries crawling up the sleeves. Military-tinged outerwear proved a handsome foil to ruffled minidresses in printed silk.


The Fay cowgirls are a dressy bunch, fond of suede and leather fringe swishing from their short skirts and blanket coats, and jeweled collars on their shirts. Indeed, they’re just as likely to wear pumps with their getups as short cowboy boots.