Sally LaPointe Spring/Summer 2014Posted on September 6, 2013 | by Charlotte Graham
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Sally LaPointe’s show, set in the lofty Highline Stages, struck a chord of sharpness and sleekness from the very beginning. Asymmetrically cut dresses, flowing skirts that managed to be both feminine and minimalist, and a recurring geometric pattern were among the highlights of the collection.
Everything in the atmosphere, from the throbbing baseline in the music to the red light glowing behind the runway in the otherwise black and lofty room, contributed to the unique mix of power and elegance in the collection. Belly-baring leather outfits and silk suits in blacks and beiges allowed the clothing to be eccentric and artful yet completely wearable.
The models never stopped to pose on the sleek black U-shaped runway, but glided around the room in a way that allowed the clothes to best be displayed. Most of the clothing was loose fitting, and flowed along with the perfectly straightened long hair of every high-heeled model.
Though the collection started out strong, with outfits that managed to have minimalist qualities without appearing stark or bland, there were some pieces that felt out of place throughout the show. Some outfits had belts that seemed awkwardly thrown on, and midway through the show several bright yellow ensembles appeared which clashed uncomfortably with the previously muted tones. Overall, the show lacked complete cohesiveness, but still left a memorable imprint.
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