Day Three’s CIMM
show marked a departure for the Week. It was a major showcase of
the Chabanel Street crowd of more mainstream producers and licensees
of fashion parallel to the big display at the big ‘O’ (Olympic Stadium).
Tightly choreographed by Hans Koechling of The Image Is, Part 1
of the show focused on jeans and sports wear. Skotts2-S²
junior contemporary brought out the funk, as did Schott N.Y.C.
by Gary Skolnick, a fave of hip-hop artists and Madonna, along
with BGN & Co., Ginger and Chip & Pepper.
After a short cocktail break, Part II was devoted to ready-to-wear,
with Hilary Radley’s strong showing of brightly coloured
coats receiving a round of applause from the opening strut. Also
on the bill: Knit Me, Rouzanna, Powerline, Frank Lyman Designs.
And a very pleasurable surprise was rediscovering Giovanni D’Amico.
Formerly more a presence in fur design, this collection showed strong
couture approach to impeccably cut silk shantung, lace and charmeuse
suits, dresses and coats.
AND ABOVE LEFT: BGN & Co. ABOVE
RIGHT: Schott N.Y.C. FAR LEFT:
Ginger. LEFT: Chip & Pepper. LEFT
COLUMN, FROM TOP TO BOTTOM: Knit Me,
Hilary Radley, Giovanni dAmico.