Summary: Little did I know, but dissonance in the musical score of Tony Cohen's Spring 2010 runway show was foreshadowing the clothes to come. Asymmetrical hems, disparate fabrics pieced together and frayed edges were hit and miss, sometimes evoking the carefree elegance of a nymph, other times the desperation of a shipwrecked waif. In other cases, like the white, one-sleeve dress with asymmetrical neckline and contrasting red and blue prints, the whole thing just looked accidental and awkward.
Despite this, some of the gowns were gorgeous. A floor length white dress with a black watercolor swirl down the side was stunning, and perfectly topped with cropped leather biker jacket. Two green patterned gowns–one a billowing floor-length, the other a loosely-cut mini dress– were perfect.
All in all, Tony Cohen showed up to the runway like mediocre boyfriend: When you expect a solid stream of goodness, you're disappointed. But just when you've given up hope, he does something wonderful.
Color Palette: White, gray, lavender, periwinkle, chartreuse, green
Fabrics & Textures: Silk, chiffon, beading, maribou-like fringe
Key Looks: White floor-length gown with cropped black motorcycle jacket; sleeveless green gown with v-neck; green boatneck mini dress
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