Danielle Sherman was inspired by Sharon Beals’ pictures of the nests wild birds build using leaves, twigs, bottle caps and buttons — the idea of sourcing a variety of materials — to create her fall collection for Edun. She opened her show with two asymmetric slipdresses crafted from a patchwork of fabrics, and sewed vintage buttons on a checkered jacket with a shawl neck, its waist cinched with a chain belt to create an hourglass silhouette. Multicolor buttons were also printed on a range of pieces, from a feminine silk slipdress to a sporty puffer worn with matching pants.
Sherman’s a-little-bit-of-this, a-little-bit-of-that approach was also evident in her silhouettes — which ranged from a chic retro ribbed sweater worn with a velour high-waisted midi skirt to an urban cool corduroy zippered jacket paired with wide-legged cuffed pants. These didn’t blend seamlessly, leaving the collection looking a tad bit non-cohesive. However, a fringed slipdress and a coat, both crafted from South African mohair tweed, had a charming artisanal appeal, and the last group of dresses and suits in devoré velvet with an alphabet pattern created by artist Wosene Worke Kosrof looked impeccably elegant.