Fitted bodices and a color blocking scheme reminiscent of a Piet Mondrian print (at least in the beginning) seemed to be the general scheme of things at Abaeté (pronounced ah-BYE-ah-tay). As far as the shape, the elements of underpinning such as boning, exposed casing and girdles created an overtly structural form for designer Laura Poretzky. Unfortunately the focus of the collection was a bit skewed. It seemed she was using too many already proven strong concepts together (the strong color choices, the strict lines, the Gabriel sandals.)
Naturally, this made what could have been powerful statements work against instead of for each other. However I definitely enjoyed the pleated one-shouldered dresses in pink with tangerine and white with cornflower blue. She also delved slightly into swimwear which would’ve been great to see develop more. It seemed those pieces captured a more concise interpretation of the entire collection.