A discovery within a recently purchased home provided inspiration for Jeffrey Dodd’s sophisticated spring collection. A blue and white painting, hidden in the corner of a closet, reminded the designer of artist Alexander Calder. The painting itself inspired the two prints in the collection — one an abstract sky, the other a blue and black brushstroke — used on tailored blazers, one-shoulder tops and a straight-line shirtdress.
Less literal interpretations could be seen in the seaming details of gowns and necklines, where Dodd played with curvature in piecing together fabrics, stitching the reverse of a fabric to itself for some shine, and also carving out asymmetrical necklines for visual interest. Sportswear references felt particularly cool. A white blazer featured removable zipper cuffs, and a pullover done in a technical fabric with mesh overlay was refreshingly young. For those looking to Dodd for easy evening offerings, there was a great sequin column gown with mesh overlay that was lightweight and provided appropriate flashes of shine.