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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Show Review: Miss Sixty

Adriana does Miss Sixty!
Miss Sixty’s evening show was an even bigger celebrity crush than Rock & Republic’s, and the dazed looks on people’s faces from the number of flashes going off attested to that (or to the bar in the lobby!). Among the stars in attendance: Rosario Dawson, Jay Alexander, “Gossip Girl”’s Blake Lively, and “Ugly Betty”’s Becki Newton, all of whom dotted the front rows. The tent was packed to the rafters, and by the time I made my way in, there was no hope of a seat. Fortunately, one of the show’s guards was sweet enough to carve out a space for me at the top of the stairs and I ended up having one of the best bird’s-eye views in the house.
Like Rock & Republic, Miss Sixty is a denim label known for its jeans and sexy contemporary wear. Unlike R&R, however, this collection was, unfortunately, not very cohesive or appealing. While there were individual pieces that merited some note, the clothes as a whole were an example of what happens when a label designs too much for the runway and not enough for the consumer, surprising since Miss Sixty is normally a very accessible line.
A seemingly random hodgepodge of influences, from hippie-chic to 80s fads to punk rock (and more), marked the collection, as did stripes, plaids, psychedelic sixties prints, and graphic designs. Denim appeared in the form of vests, genie pants, and rompers, and the outfits were set off in large part by clunky, high-heeled, open-toe boots paired with multicolored, striped knee-high socks (Are you dizzy yet? I know I was—and it wasn’t the flashbulbs this time). There were one or two things you could wear on their own (I thought the colored visors added a playful retro touch, and pair of blue and red-striped tights were fun and made me crave fall weather), but for the most part it was a disappointing show:
But you be the judge F'Bers...


Anonymous said...

Oh my...what the hell??!