New York Fashion Week Fall 09. Jillian Lewis: Now Appearing in Project Fabulous

February 13, 2009 • New York Fashion Week Fall '09


Cozy got glam at Jillian Lewis's fall presentation, and it took storehouses of self-restraint to keep from stripping the models and carting the clothes home with me that day. While skinny pants and oversized blazers are in-step with other designers' collections, her addition of bold prints and sculptural detailing makes her looks fresh and infinitely more fun. Brightly colored graffiti prints are kept in-check with dark neutrals, and "puzzle piece pants"—with organic shapes and sheer panels—are sexy, but understated. Smokey eyes and soft lips seem boldly romantic, and Jeffrey Reitz, Creative Director of Philip Pelusi, created big hair to balance the clothes, juxtaposing big and smooth, "30s meets 70s." In the end, he called it "glamorous Bohemian." I call it fabulous.

Color Palette: royal blue, cranberry, burgundy, charcoal, black

Fabrics & Textures: chunky knits, wool, organza, silk, sequins, architectural details

Key Looks: graffiti print silk habotai gown; cranberry ombre triple tier gown; black hand-knitted wrap cardigan with black puzzle-piece pant

– Becky Ellis

Photos: Second City Style

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