Porter Grey’s spring 2011 collection is one for a girl’s girl. Feminine blouses, skirts, and frock--the muse seemed to be that perfect girl that everyone wants to be best friends with in high school. Presented in the High Line room at The Standard Hotel, guests were greeted by gentlemen divvying out free champagne. Indeed, the preview felt more like a party with friends than a serious fashion gathering, as the models on the platform swayed back and forth to a musical mix of girlish songs like The Tom Tom Club’s "Genius of Love" and Prince’s "Kiss."
As for the clothes, there were loads of pleated skirts, both maxi and knee-length, in flowing chiffons and even one in gray leather, which seemed to have the whole crowd a-buzz. Easy and comfortable separates to accompany a handful of standout dresses--most with cutouts in the back--the collection is something you could stock your closet with and not ever have to worry about lacking something to wear. With flat leather sandals and not a single accessory in sight, each look was effortlessly cool and flattering to the figure.
What’s more, the nail polish choice--a bright orange hue--really popped against the more neutral looks. It left me dying to know…where can I get that color?