If Vogue writer Sarah Mower is Louise Goldin's muse, as has been suggested in the past by a few British magazines, it's not surprising. Goldin, whose knitwear skills have been utilized by Donatella Versace, designs for a curvy-but-fit lady who isn't looking to take shortcuts with her clothes, yet doesn't want to ever look uncomfortable or put-upon. Sounds like Mower to us, or at least the woman we know via her essays.
Last season, Goldin created a basic wardrobe for her customer--solid knits in red, white, black, and cream. This season was about add-ons, from a brown sweater with sparkly brown Swarovski ellements, to a little black dress adorned with what looked like a necklace transformed into armor.
Goldin has yet to earn the name recognition here in the US that she has at home in London, so presenting her collection here in New York was a wise move. The city's fashion week draws more buyers from all over the world--and all over the States--than London could even imagine. (Although showroom appointments in Paris help, too.) We believe, after last night's presentation, Goldin will be one to watch here in the US as well.