Observations from A Detacher FW17
A bit like a naphthalene-scented thrift store pile, the runway was filled with plaid, bunchy silhouettes with heavy ruffles, and a whole lot of knitwear. The finish on their leather pieces was beautifully worn but still shiny and some of their shawls felt snuggle-worthy, but everything else felt drab and heavy. The volumes lacked buoyancy and the many plaid variations quickly became tired and repetitive. Silly embellishments like the cardigan's two swinging ribbons felt like weak attempts at whimsy and could have been more effectively integrated. I felt like the strongest outfit was the vertically striped two-piece set, safe in its execution but still a fresh outlier in its approach to pattern and proportion. I love grandmother wallpapers, but the center of the collection, especially the lingerie/swimsuit set, felt like some unknowing grandma's living room barfed up all its flowery contents. I'm expecting doilies next season.