The Maisonette 1977 presentation was a bit of a mixed bag. While Jane Ibrahim did deliver some great textured dyed fur and leather motorcycle inspired jackets, she seemed to miss the mark when pairing them with boxy mini skirts giving the girls a rather dumpy silhouette. When paired with the skinny pant looks the jackets look more natural and gives the girls a much nicer longer line. With Ibrahim’s impressive resume (including Michael Kors, Oscar by Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass New York, and Cynthia Steffe), an older and more feminine look was expected. Instead we see more of a younger socialite client.
I did like the gray skinny biker pants with cutaway knees and double side zippers. I thought they were very wearable and the black detailing on the inner thigh was a nice touch. By far the most outstanding part of the collection were the fur jackets that came in textured blacks, dyed burgundys, and some had a scaling pattern imprinted on them.
On a side note, Chris Habana did the jewelry. We met him last month and fell in love with his designs. It is always great to see more of his work. United Nude provided the shoes which worked very well with this season. Their architectural style matched perfectly with the skinny biker looks.
Overall, I would say this season did have some nice draped mini dresses and biker inspired looks, but nothing there really reinvented these looks.