For resort, Kobi Halperin looked towards traditional folkloric costumes — especially Eastern European ones — celebrating the sort of detail and craftsmanship that have always figured in his signature blouses.
This lineup was filled with fluid separates that were light in feeling, yet heavy on intricacy. Crochet lace was a standout choice on dresses and tops, especially on one long-sleeve, camel-colored shirt that clung to the body. Hand-embroidered antique brass beads on lace provided testimony to the label’s workmanship — and depth to the see-through pieces. Indeed, despite the Victorian suggestions in the beading and crocheting, many of the looks were daringly sheer, like a black, floral-patterned tunic paired with black and white, lace-accented pajama pants.
Soft and romantic, but not too sweet; sexy, but ladylike as well.“Overall, it’s about the woman,” said Halperin. “The only way for her to feel elegant is by being graceful and at ease.”