INSPIRATION: Static vs. motion, structure vs. fluidity, action vs. reaction
TOP LOOKS: Double-breasted jacket with oversized lapels and a sporty drawstring bottom; taupe shirt dress with black buttons and extra long tail paired with a matching woven blazer with rolled up short sleeves; robin's egg blue silk crepe dress with brown back panel and delicate black ribbon straps
ACCESSORIES: Their own simple black and red pumps; jewelry by Philip Crangi; sunglasses by Silver Lining Opticians (Kanye West is a fan)
WHO WAS THERE: Stylista's Anne Slowey and downtown fashion types stopping in to check out the clothing before heading to Alexander Wang's ruckus party next door
WHAT WE THOUGHT: Though design duo Shipley & Halmos (formerly members of Trovata) didn't present anything groundbreaking, that's never really the point with them.
In a cool video installation projected on the walls and with a rack of clothes for all visitors to view up-close, the hip label showed a collection of new spring basics for all the downtown cool kids.
Read: wafer-thin silk crepe button-downs paired with raw denim cut-offs, graphic printed (semi-tie-died) shift dresses with drawstring waists and hems, a butter soft leather jacket featuring black plastic zippers and a loose drawstring neckline and simple dresses with asymmetrical detailing (a ruched hip on one side, a longer hemline on the other).
Nothing revolutionary, but infinitely wearable.