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Sass & Bide
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 3, 2007

Written by Bob Bland
Photographed by Jose S. Vibar


The Tents at Bryant Park In yet another delightful runway presentation for Fall 2007, Australian design duo Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton fulfilled the girlish fantasies of grown-up women everywhere.

Sass & Bide’s collection, “The Lovehawk Season,” was created as an expression of “relaxed luxury,” but the sleek fabric and fun embellishments evoked a 1920’s vaudevillian act with a dash of Chicago glitter. Based on the runways, top hats are the party accessory for fall, and these were the chicest ones- short and matte, slightly slouchy with curled under brims. Sass & Bide got their big break from denim, and this season they chose to show it slim, high-waisted and dark indigo. Highlights included simple, embellished minidresses and a flirty black wool coat sparkled as can’t-miss items this season. The only lows of the show were knit dresses embellished with the number “8” for no apparent reason and the blunder (ala Lacoste) of including way too many berets on the runway.

Key Colors: black, winter white, gold

Key Fabrics: silk crinkle lame, denim, metallic jersey and allover sequins

Key Accessories: sweater-knit textured leggings, wool top hats, berets

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