She had never focused on an era before, Sharon Wauchob said, because she didn’t think that’s what women were looking for when they got up in the morning. This season, however, she fell for the Twenties, added a pinch of mid-Sixties, and turned out an unyielding manifesto for femininity.
Wauchob’s signature lingeriewear boasted lacework so delicate it felt as if it could melt on the models’ skin. The dilemma of the fabric’s transparency was offset with an elegant, almost organic, combination of diversely shaped layers fused into one dress. They were maxishorts with a tie-neck-blouse top or contemporary Charleston-style with frolicsome fringes. “I love [them],” the designer divulged backstage about the swinging hems, “it’s a personal thing.” They continued on her hand-embroidered outerwear, which was outstanding this season. An oversize A-line coat with large lapels and cropped sleeves demonstrated ease and sensuality, as if from a different era yet utterly fitting in this one.