USA Today: Review of the Malandrino Fall 2010 Khan Collection


Malandrino channels tribal trends for fall

By Rebecca Heslin of USA Today


Catherine Malandrino showed off her fall collection, which she dubbed “The Wrath of Khan,” presentation-style to a packed house at the Chelsea Art Museum. The well-heeled show-goers entered a gallery where models posed on platforms as statues. Malandrino explained in the show notes that she drew inspiration for this collection by looking at Earth from above. She chose to juxtapose raw femininity with strength through a marriage of draped looks and rugged, earthy materials. Think animal prints, metallic lace and furs. Deep mineral tones like indigo and rust dominated the heavenly knits, distressed leather and killer booties with horn-shaped toes.

We spotted Kate Walsh, Kelly Rutherford, Whitney Port and Mena Suvari taking in the tribal looks. Suvari scanned the goat hair vests and fox fur coats as she chatted with fans and tweeted about the leather leggings.

Walsh, rocking a super-short black lace and knit mini-dress courtesy of Malandrino, claims she’s “obsessed” with the designer and loves the “past, present and future” concept incorporated into this presentation. No matter the season, Walsh says her recipe for effortless style is sticking to H&M and TopShop for basics and splurging on a few signature pieces.