The thigh skimming dresses and curve hugging vests that were all the rage in Samantha Pleet’s Spring 2008 collection and so highlighted in Time Out New York made a return for Fall Fashion Week. Pleet kicked off New York fashion week one day early at an art studio that was reminiscent of Alcatraz. White prison walls with exaggerated height numbered lines gave the feeling that we were behind bars. Though the space sought to give the feeling of being confined, her designs were unfettered and allowed to roam free; and that she did.
Some of the stronger pieces from the collection were the ones where she veered off the path already chosen from her previous collection. Two quasi-floral print dresses were highlights from the woman’s side of things and a personal favorite was the just below the waist near opaque white tunic. That same tunic in question was paired with a cravatte and matching navy vest. Pleet’s strength was in her women’s collection. Though with more time there’s no doubt that her men’s collection will match the continuing evolution of her women’s line.