Malandrino Fall 2011 Review

Malandrino Fall 2011 RTW

Photos: Imaxtree

Looks from the Malandrino Fall 2011 presentation

SHOW: Malandrino

THEME: A seductress strolling along the quai de la Tournelle in Paris

ACCESSORIES: Leather sash belts; floppy-brimmed hats; oversize, slightly squared-off glasses; black basket weave heels

HAIR: Laurent Philippon for Bumble and Bumble

MAKEUP: Gato for Maybelline

OVERALL TAKEAWAY: Ideal for a woman who jets between New York and Paris, flirting her way through both cities

Presented in the former New York Times building, the collection could easily travel across the Atlantic and back, with day-to-night pieces ready to play. The bi-continental amour can literally be worn on your arm, with a red, white and blue python tote emblazoned with “Paris” on one side and “New York” on the other.

There were plenty of skins on display and we don’t mean rolling papers or cast members of the MTV show. Malandrino dove into fur and leather outerwear, including a cropped mink jacket and coats and vests ridged with silvery-gray bands of chinchilla.

Her signature cutout leather appeared in a fitted jacket, and an I’m-with-the-band long dress. Long sashes and jewel-tone gloves gave every outfit a lick of leather.

The '70s were mined for wide-leg pants, knit dresses, and an angular houndstooth shot with red and honey-yellow. Easygoing evening dresses, a Malandrino staple, touched on that decade with silk jersey, flattering draping, and a hit of Lurex.

Now all we need is a leather-encased lighter—one for each city, of course.