The land art of James Turrell — particularly “Skyspaces” and his most major work in progress, “Roden Crater” in the Painted Desert region of Flagstaff, Arizona — informed Mary Alice Haney’s latest lineup of day and eveningwear. Drawing from the sandy colors of the desert and thinking about the way the light changes throughout the day, she rendered her golden dresses with sheer accents, fringe and shining metallic sequins.
The use of fluid silk underscored the loungewear vibe that’s permeated Haney’s last few collections — as in a languid, long-sleeve jumpsuit or wide-leg, pajamalike trousers — but she also expanded on her fabrications, introducing a gold-foiled organza to her lineup, which manifested in a slipdress and a chic, floor-length sleeveless vest. “She’s covered up, but she’s fully sexy,” Haney said of the looks.
Other styles aimed for a more straightforwardly sexy vibe: Toying with the idea of “nakedness,” the designer showcased the leg with a sheer overlay hemline on a gold-sequined V-neck minidress. It’s a look that’s sure to secure Haney a spot on speed-dial among red-carpet-prepping starlets.