Monday, February 13, 2012

Jill Stuart Fall '12 Show

Jill Stuart's show Saturday morning at Lincoln Center struck me as serene and centered, even with what sounded like the discordant Violent Femmes introducing the first looks.

Maybe I felt serene because everything about this look is so right. The skirt and coat length, the calf-high patent boots, the hard, horizontal black strips of fabric, epitomized Jill Stuart's direction for fall.

There were lovely prints, typical of Stuart, but more sophisticated for fall. The purples were beautiful rose-colored hues, don't you think?

Although most think girly and prints when they think Jill Stuart, this collection was all about the slim dresses and coats hitting just above the knee, and the mod calf boots (just enough '60's mod in this show to make it hip). Other personal standouts were the opening black and winter white prints, and the accents of black strips acting as geometric lines that felt at once a little S&M and a little hard abstraction. Loved this show.

All photos from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, as my photos were complete crap.