Saturday, September 8, 2012

Fashion Week: Cushnie et Ochs

What: Minimalistic dresses with cutouts.

Take away: When designers Michelle Ochs and Carly Cushnie opened the show with an array of white cut-out dresses we thought we would die in Heaven. Given our bias to white sheaths for summer, we were quite excited to see looks after looks of white that highlight the designers famous graphic sensibilities. Scalpel cut-outs offer the right dose of skin without being too overt. The use of clingy fabrics and slim cuts frame the body and accentuate the angles at the right places. This is a modern collection that's daring and not at all simple - despite the color theme which only comes in four colors (yes they have to depart from white eventually). The finale LBDs almost scream dominatrix, as if the clothes evoke a power that's subtle yet commanding at the same time.

What we love: The opening white cut-out sheath dress, the triangular LBD at the end of the show.

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