The Overlook Hotel proved a delightful premise for Antonio Marras’ pre-fall. Really. He reimagined “The Shining” with a happy ending: Instead of horror, Wendy, Shelley Duvall’s character in Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film, finds a fabulously eclectic wardrobe when she finally enters room 237.
In reality, Marras’ horror-turned-fantasy was rich with texture, bright color and romantically imaginative details. A considerable amount of Seventies folk, per the period of the film and Stephen King novel, played out on retro floral printed dresses with keyhole necks and ruffled sleeves. Native American accents — hats, fringed neckpieces and the fringed hemline of an incredible coat that featured tapestry embroidery lace and silk organza lining — referenced the plot detail that the Overlook was built on a tribal burial ground. Marras said that he indulged the retro/folk ideas more so than he has in other collections, but the result wasn’t so simplistic. The lineup was a collection of pieces adorned with extraordinary details that were as vivid as Marras’ imagination.