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Brooklyn Fashion Week(End)
Tobacco Warehouse
Empire-Fulton Ferry Park
State Park
Dumbo, Brooklyn
October 20, 2007

Written by Jamie Sharpe
Photographed by Eli Ceballos



This season’s spring Catou show was filled with crisp tailoring-meets-laid-back-styling. The fits of the classically reinterpreted menswear were on point and created striking silhouettes. Deeply saturated in chocolates and heavier colors, the men’s collection felt opulent and regal. The lustrous fabrics shined with deep intensity and conveyed what Catou is best known for, making the everyday appear extraordinary.

The women’s pieces were especially light and airy with a ladylike feel. The most adorable summer dresses in all shades of white and the most perfect yellows danced down the runway. Stitchery, pleating, and runching grounded these dreamy frocks and gave them real presence. The structured, swingy shapes showed movement and texture. Fitted jackety cover-ups with sultry thigh skimming lengths showed provocative cuts.

Overall, Catou’s latest collection felt sleek and smooth with a streamlined sensibility. The designer, Berny Martin, has such a delightful smile and he always charms the audience as he closes his show. This year was no different, and this designer that began sketching at the tender age of eight, further cemented his bright future. There is no doubt that fashionistas about town will be clamoring for these flattering fits.




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