Monday, February 18, 2008

Fashion Week: Tuleh

The Tuleh collection recalled the same carefree childlike joy of opening up that mega-box of Crayolas and finding the wealth of colors inside. Designer Brian Bradley delivered a collection that's vivid, witty, with indulgent color splashed over a wearable collection filled with luxe details.

The collection began with a suite of pale looks in white and cream, moved into neutrals accented by metallics, then celebrated the spectrum of the rainbow.

Coats were layered over dresses and separates, cinched by small belts. Sleeveless fur coats were belted over dresses or worn open over wide-leg pants. Wide circle skirts paired with sweaters, cardigans, and belted jacket and skirt sets recalled the optimism and modesty of the 1950s.

Whimsical accesories -- brightly colored fedora hats and suede boots, heavy gold chains and oversize slouchy metallic clutch bags -- added additional sparkle.

Our favorite looks included a long camel sleeveless belted coat with the surprise of a bright orange fur collar, a pink wool skirt and 3/4-sleeved top topped with a purple fedora, and a close-fitting striped metallic dress topped by a layer of black belted tulle. -- Julie Yee

Photos from top: Tuleh Fall 2008 collection.

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