WWD: Review of Malandrino Fall 2010 Khan Collection

02.14.10

Malandrino RTW Fall 2010
By WWD Staff

Catherine Malandrino is feeling fierce for fall. Though she noted her inspiration was “a vision of earth as seen from above,” the collection she served up was furry, feral and au savage. So ditch any thoughts about the tony Ladies Who Lunch foxes and minks; Malandrino let loose with raw goat hair — dramatically trimming collars and cuffs or allover on thick, bushy wraps. Animal prints? She had them in spades, including more figural takes, as in the velvet coat with croc-embossed sleeves. The designer kept the silhouettes cozy — cocoon shapes prevailed — and, for cocktail hour, continued to explore last-season’s drape motif in the blouson dresses and plissé gowns. While one could do without the slouchy-fitted-at-the-bottom harem pants, it was nice to see the designer’s wild side — hoof-shaped footwear included.

This article was taken from WWD.com.