Retail heavyweights — Barneys, Kirna Zabete, Neiman Marcus, Colette — and important editors made it to Alice Ritter’s very covetable collection, which drew on her perennial inspiration of the Gallic, girlish chic of the Sixties with swingy tiered pinafores, trapeze coats and refreshing slimmer silhouettes.
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Continuing the polished punk thread she began last season, Alice Roi mixed up her tweaked classics — jodhpurs, tailored jackets, jumper dresses — in a restrained palette of mostly whites and neutrals punctuated by a fresh boxed paisley print.
While this was a collection of pretty young things — pleated and lacy tops, minidresses and skirts — there was too much repetition and too little innovation.
New designer Angel Chang showed an inventive, albeit quirky, seven-piece collection geared toward the technology-savvy modern woman — hence the trenchcoat with battery-operated lights and tops with built-in iPod holders.
Extending his bridal sensibility, Angel Sanchez showed flirty cocktail dresses and gowns with a natural, organic vibe and lots of jute embroidery.
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With a gentle, effortless, nod to her lingerie origins, Araks Yeramyan showed a beautifully made collection of light layers and delicately printed cottons.
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Toronto-based Arthur Mendonca showed a lovely collection of soft, airy daywear with a prairie girl-hippie twist, all done in a gentle palette of clay and mauve.
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Alvin Valley - As Is
For his new contemporary line, Alvin Valley made a decent effort with looks that were proper and refined, yet youthful enough for the downtown girl.
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