Natalie Ratabesi drew on her personal style for fall, offering a lineup that mixed boyishness and elegance, relayed with loose jeans paired with suit jackets — cropped, double-breasted ones, extra wide and extra short. Her breed of coolness verges on rock-chic, but of an elevated sort, with distinctive play on volumes. Bulking up jeans in interesting ways, on the thighs, for example, she reined them in, too, with vertical seams in one case. Dresses were spaghetti-strap cocktail chic, in pinks and reds, with light, flowy skirts, sometimes pleated. Mini jumpsuits were charming, original and sexy — with comfy pockets.
WWD Critique: Stylish and original, the lineup conveyed cool-girl fashion without letting things get intimidating — a modern proposal.