Lorry Newhouse  shook things up for spring. In a surprising move, the designer introduced 740 for Lorry Newhouse on mannequins in the lobby of her showroom — a big change from her high-end namesake collection she usually shows on models in her lavish apartment, complete with crowds and fanfare.

This new line is much lower in price, retailing for $300 to $500, and gone are the lush and colorful fabrics and elaborate silhouettes. Instead, Newhouse showed good-looking, stark gray-and-black cotton jersey numbers: long, slender T-shirt dresses, and cropped, long-sleeve tops with below-the-knee skirts. Newhouse got a bit gussied up with short sequined skirts and T-shirt dresses in purple, dark green and black.

As for this complete 180-degree turn, the designer would only say, “This is an experiment with simpler clothes, less texture and much lower prices.” Still, it’s all a bit baffling.

Lorry Newhouse  shook things up for spring. In a surprising move, the designer introduced 740 for Lorry Newhouse on mannequins in the lobby of her showroom — a big change from her high-end namesake collection she usually shows on models in her lavish apartment, complete with crowds and fanfare.

This new line is much lower in price, retailing for $300 to $500, and gone are the lush and colorful fabrics and elaborate silhouettes. Instead, Newhouse showed good-looking, stark gray-and-black cotton jersey numbers: long, slender T-shirt dresses, and cropped, long-sleeve tops with below-the-knee skirts. Newhouse got a bit gussied up with short sequined skirts and T-shirt dresses in purple, dark green and black.

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