Even before the show started, you had a sense things were going to get steamy at Thakoon. The ornate ballroom at the Plaza where the show was set was bathed in red light, adding a little naughtiness to the posh locale.
The collection was not overtly sexy. In fact, the silhouettes were a bit oversized and exaggerated at the hips with paper bag waists that weren't exactly figure flattering (especially when paired with cropped Mongolian fur sweaters--if models can't pull this look off what hope do the rest of us have?). The wasp-waisted silhouettes were easier to get behind. But the rich saturated color palate was all reds and magentas and fuchsia--just in time for Valentine's day. And the materials hinted at sexy (which is so much nicer than screaming it): PVC tops were layered over silk ombre dresses and flared full wool skirts, while a leather basket weave was a teasing peek-a-boo over a red satin shift and at the back of a wool coat--very cool.
I was hoping Eloise would show but I don't think this collection was age appropriate for the Plaza's most famous resident.