The contemporary label Sachin + Babi is a favorite of street style bait, style bloggers and members of the young Hollywood clique (you may recognize the name from the “what they’re wearing” pages in the glossies) and the easy, versatile pieces from the spring 2014 collection will probably continue that classification.
The show notes didn’t include a personal or esoteric explanation of the designer’s inspiration, but then the husband and wife design team do a consistently solid job of appealing to the contemporary, on-trend, social-girl demo. So they were just continuing to follow their tried and true formula for success?
The color palette played with easy blacks, whites, blues and yellows, while silhouettes included–obviously–crop tops, moto-jackets, cropped palazzo pants, shorts, skinny trousers and both body-skimming pencil and long flowing maxi-skirts. A lattice-stitched floral was a consistent theme running through the different cuts and styles, while colorful leather, neoprene, rectangular paillettes, crisp box pleats, metallic-flecked tweeds, ladylike brocades, modern denim panels and blush-hued hand-cut fringe added embellishments to the dresses and separates.
While peek-a-boo box-weave full-skirts gave a glimpse of hot pants and lots of leg, the one piece that elicited a gasp of surprise from my seatmates was a very large floral lattice-stitched neoprene shopping tote. An extremely oversized tote–like larger than Olsen Twins in their big-bag-heyday-oversize. I’m taking bets on when the style bloggers get street style snapped carrying one of those babies, especially since a few were sitting front row.