Pierre Garroudi’s Spring 2011 collection is a daring look at Spring. Using one color throughout the presentation, azure/blue, Garroudi again challenges all types of convention. Maybe it was Garroudi’s intention to focus on the strength of the design as opposed to something as mundane as color. Were that the intention, it was a success as there was nothing else to take away besides the design. That being said, Garroudi put on a presentation that highlighted his ability to be creative while constructing a collection that is wearable. He must also be applauded for using fuller models for the presentation. Where the collection falls flat is in variation. Forget about the one color used throughout for a second. The collection becomes monotonous after the 4th piece with ruffled fabric comes out.
Yes it’s easy to admire Pierre Garrodi’s sense of design and his near mastery of the feminine form, but when i’s obvious what’s coming out next, it’s easy to wish for something different, within the difference.
It’s not a bad collection. It’s not an entirely wearable collection. It’s a collection that wants to be better like Garroudi’s previous presentations and struggles doing so.