New York Fashion Week Fall ’10. Michael Angel, The New Eccentric

February 12, 2010 • New York Fashion Week Fall '10

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Summary: Some of Michael Angel's Fall collection was wearable working-girl fare–a neutral silk crepe and alpaca dress, or a blouson sleeveless top in gray silk crepe paired with a heather gray angora skirt. Other pieces had a futuristic flare and, although well proportioned, looked more like something Jane Jetson might have picked up on a buying spree the day she forgot to take her meds. As the show progressed, soft tailoring and well-draped neutral fabrics gave way to sharp shoulders, laser-cut, bonded jersey and vinyl lace. Many of his trademark digital prints seemed somehow aggressive, a stark contrast to the playful prints he showed last season, and were paired with overlays of laminated lace or snakeskin accents.

While giving us a glimpse of his softer side, overall, this collection was bold and experimental. Michael Angel called it, "The New Eccentric." I can't help but be reminded of the adage: The difference between eccentric and crazy is money." 

Color Palette: Blush, gray, neutral, black, blue, brown, lavender

Fabrics & Textures: Wool, silk crepe, suede, jersey, angora, nylon mesh, vinyl lace, laminated lace, snakeskin, digital prints

Key Looks: "Chantal Criminal Dress": Laser cut bonded jersey applique front over brown silk wool blend suiting; "Barbara Criminal Dress": Digital printed bonded jersey front with black bonded jersey back; "Andrea Dune Dress": Digital printed stretch silk charmeuse

—Becky Ellis


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