Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Fashion week for bikini

And then, as a finale, she sent out That Dress. Possibly the most horrific dress of the week. Something that looked like it had been cobbled together by collecting bits and pieces from her mother's sewing and knitting bags. A royal blue minidress with lime green crochet trimming and, yes, a glomesh-looking bib insert. It was the dress that broke the fashion editor's reserve.
All week we had been watching designers send out towering models in tween-worthy dresses. Hemlines were up around the buttocks. (In the case of FashionAssassin and one Alex Perry frock, they didn't stop there.) Baby-doll dresses, playsuits and smocks were thrown up show after show. Some at least were stylish and well-executed (Lisa Ho, Stephanie Conley and Nevenka come to mind). Too often they looked like they were just coming from yet another designer trying to cash in and catch the end of a trend (Milk & Honey, ShowOff).