The fun factor: It’s something that gets short shift in this tough period for retail, amid a tense geopolitical backdrop.
There was plenty of it on the MSGM runway, a fast-paced blur of off-kilter flounces, racing stripes and athletic mesh. Designer Massimo Giorgetti, who moonlights at Pucci, turned out an energetic show with a youthful zing heightened by the driving techno, neon sneakers and a carefree clashing of romantic and athletic elements.
The mesh tubes layered over white cotton dresses made one think of the protective sleeves they shove over your duty-free bottles. And they looked cute.
Ditto for the rugby sweaters, infantile babydolls with frothy bibs and the snug argyle vests pulled over maxi shirts.
Tiered flounces, worn over matching crisp blouses or mesh sweaters, swung from laces like camisoles, and therefore could be removed. But that would spoil all the fun.