The new armor for the working man is made of molded foam, a fabric that repels anything you throw at it.
Calvin Klein menswear designer Italo Zucchelli used this fabric for modern-day Michelin-man suits worn as if were just another day at the office.
Of course the Calvin Klein way is to send a powerful message using understated style, so Zucchelli introduced this fashion-forward, futuristic look in basic shades of gray and they were woven into the larger fall collection, which was mostly slim, monochromatic two-button suits offered in gray-black-taupe colors named anthracite, vapor and zinc.
A first glance at Erin Fetherston’s mini hoop skirts renders a verdict of cute-but-not-wearable. However, when the designer herself wore a black version of this kooky teacup silhouette, she looked pretty darned cute.
The theme of Fetherston’s show on Sunday was life-size dolls, complete with girlie bows and Swiss-dot gloves. The collection, dubbed Tinderbox, was gimmicky, but there was something fresh in the unabashed femininity, which has been a rare sight at the previews of fall styles.
Fetherston embraced delicate tops in chiffon, ruffled necklines and a floral print of a magnolia blossom. She also used a delicate lavender and a rich cranberry color to break up all the black and white.