Marissa Webb’s fall collection was a study in contrasts — in both its silhouettes and appeal. She excelled with some terrific outerwear, including long, easy coats in windowpane plaids and luxurious swing styles in a blue-plaid Italian bouclé wool. A luxe red fake fur jacket over a gray alpaca turtleneck and gray wool trousers was Webb at her best. She also showed a long vest version of this combo in navy wool over wide, cropped black pants and a turtleneck.
Fullness and ease — as in Webb’s short printed silk flutter dresses — worked well, too. Conversely, it was the tight black leather pants, some tricky layering and a bewildering excess of scarves that swung the collection in an unfortunate direction.