Da Nang and Rangoon
With French Indochine allure, Da Nang took to the Orient grabbing the nuances
of Vietnam, while voicing a long developed opinion on the state of
the country, through the aftermath of the war. It was Apocalypse
Now for the young, an interesting component functioning in the
machine of neon coloured-Los Angeles. Vintage fur vests with army
tank-tops, leather jackets with pink cargo pants and pinstripe jackets
with Rangoon skirts were just a few examples of the urban to rual
mix presented in this collection. An artistic and political statement,
however, possibly lost In the lack of media coverage and the sunny
daylight afternoon time slot.
Corey Lynn Calter
The sweetness of Corey Lynn Calter could win over the hearts of any woman. Through
combining the creativity of a busy New York Village street, and the
relaxed attitude of the City of Angels, Calter has created an ensemble
all that grasp. Her main focus is layering, (a personal favourite
of mine) and contrasting complementary colours. Pretty florals and
vivid patterns caught the eye on every garment. A cute and whimsical
chicken printed silk top and olive pleated trouser with a faux fur
collar was a perfect display of Calter's child-like sophistication.
This was one of the most inspringing and wearable collections I had
seen this entire week. Bravo to Calter for keeping the consumer's
ideas in perspective, while infusing their own creativity. It was
a charming display.
ABOVE: Da Nang.
BELOW: Corey Lynn Calter.