“It was more about an attitude than a theme,” said Sally Lapointe backstage after her Fall show. While she was designing, Lapointe dove into the work of photographer Sally Mann, whose artistic photos of her naked children famously sparked controversy years ago. “She put out work that was really honest to herself,” said Lapointe, who has always been about luxury with an edge.
The opening look summed things up nicely: a creamy knit turtleneck featuring raccoon armbands, which was paired with a tonal ivory skirt slit up one thigh. Elsewhere, the designer focused on rich fabrics: loose cargo pants in either plush velvet and suede, and supple leather safari jackets. She got a little carried away with embellishment at times. Some of the sequined numbers edged in ostrich feathers felt a little heavy. But she nailed the cool series of graphic striped looks, and a bandeau cutout dress covered with jumbo size paillettes in brilliant lapis blue. Read the full report here.