Brooklyn Fashion Week(End)
Empire-Fulton Ferry Park
October 20, 2007
Written by Jamie Sharpe
Photographed by Eli Ceballos
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.