Olympia Le-Tan, who juggles female stereotypes like an acrobat, took on the naughty schoolgirl for spring. Though the show was set at the prestigious Lycée Henri IV, a high school for future members of the French elite, the soundtrack, Pink Floyd’s “We Don’t Need No Education,” set the tone.
Sporting Christian Louboutin stilettos and knee socks, the models paraded their flouncy skirts as cheekily as they showed off their Forties pin-up-inspired shorts, which were matched with chaste cardigans or English overcoats. Le-Tan studied fabrics to strong effect this season. To wit: a naïve, graphic print done via delicate sequin embroideries playfully referencing a schoolgirl’s colored-pencil doodles. It appeared on a number of appealing outerwear pieces, including a shirt-jacket with ballooning sleeves.
Elsewhere, pencil skirts with gently ruffled hems featuring strict geometric patterns were still sexy, but more measured. Underneath the saucy styling, it was a commercial-friendly lineup — perhaps a sign of Le-Tan’s upcoming retail expansion?