Since Scott Sternberg showed his Men’s Spring 2012 collection at Pitti Imagine in June, last night’s Band of Outdsiders show was all about the girls, which was fine with us. Even the theatrics had a more feminine feel–the show took place outdoors on a piece of west 24th street nestled under the Highline. The only real decoration was foliage. It gave the show a secret garden vibe and the music was soft and slow. For the finale, confetti–which was actually colorful candy wrappers and quippy fortune cookie papers–fell from above as the girls retreated. It all fit in with the collection’s inspiration, Picnic at Hanging Rock–a 1970′s cult film that takes place in the early 1900s.
With a designer like Sternberg, though, it doesn’t necessarily matter what the inspiration is–the clothes are always going to be perfect.