Market Watch: Cushnie et Ochs

Cushnie et Ochs pencil skirts dress

Walking into BPCM's showroom is one of the more overwhelming experiences of doing market. So much to see, so little time. Where to begin? For now, Cushnie et Ochs. The Fall line had so much I loved, I shot nearly the entire thing to share with you. But really, what's the point of that? So after much editing, I came up with the three pieces I would buy.

I'm a pencil skirt junkie. Chock it up to having curves, but pencils are the most flattering silhouette out there. Cushnie had two that I need. The first, a black jersey one with pleated sides ($950), is simple and yet not. For Cushnie it's as basic as it gets, but the detailing is fun. The other skirt that made me stop mid-rack was the flaked leather one ($1,695). That's not fur—it's leather. And it's incredible.

Designers with a sense of humor make my job so much more fun. And let me tell you, I had a good chuckle over Cushnie's jersey dress with chrome bars ($1,135). Those aren't safety pins holding it together; rather, they're replicas of the barbells you'd get pierced with. Hello '90s! Clever.

The collection lands in stores starting July.

Photo: The black jersey pencil skirt with pleated sides (left), the jersey dress with chrome bars (center), and the flaked leather pencil skirt (right).