Summary: California natives and sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, showed their first small collection in New York in Spring ’05. They quickly became known for their meticulous detail and romantically gorgeous almost French-like Couture girlie dresses. So I was a little surprised at this over the top collection that almost looked more costume than couture. What surprised me the most is that two women designed a line for women that for the most part seemed rather unflattering and stiff on the female body. It’s quite a feat to make runway models appear large, but when the clothes are so exaggerated it’s to be expected. I like this label and hope they get back to their proven formula next time.
Color Palette: black, gray, white, creme, fuchsia, silver.
Textures & Details:
tulle, silk, large floral appliques, organza, feathers, bows, ribbon detailing, obis, lace.
Key Looks: Huge fitting almost unstructured dresses, petticoats, feathers or bow collars on jackets, skinny ankle length pants, mid-calf cocktail dresses with ballooned hems, long sheaths with massive floral appliques in pinks and white. Tuliped skirts and peplums.
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