In a season of baby-doll dresses, Bill Gaytten gave his an exotic spin, rendering them in bamboo prints or dangling colorful leaf-shaped sequins. He applied a jungle theme to a youthful John Galliano collection hinged on vaguely Sixties silhouettes.
The boxy and shrunken shapes — jeans-style jackets, A-line coats and neat polo dresses — looked cute pinned on elevated wooden clogs. They, along with origami folds splayed on halter-neck dresses and gowns, had a perfume of Japan, a reference to which Gaytten returns often. These looks suit his design proclivities: more architectural and less romantic than the house founder.
The gowns were loose and airy, and better in white gauze etched with a tribal pattern than in Stabilo green.