Forget a theme — fall at Sally LaPointe was all about attitude. Evoking a fearless, nonconformist spirit, the designer took cues from American photographer Sally Mann, who’s been known to defend her work from critics. That sense of self-assurance translated well into LaPointe’s strong, seductive lineup. “We’re hitting our stride,” she said. “Knowing what our signatures are as a young designer label — and elaborating on that — feels really good.”
As for those signatures, LaPointe knows what her girl wants: creamy, luxurious knits; decadent outerwear and an edgy, unexpected take on eveningwear. This season, she delivered all of it with a hint of dark glamour, underscored by the show’s moody soundtrack, courtesy of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. The sophisticated lineup showcased a melange of rich textures — and tons of fur — with some looks featuring a luxurious mix, as in a cognac leather and fox fur jacket with matching suede parachute pants. Other standouts included metallic patterned jacquard suiting and a skirt covered in sequins and ostrich feathers.