Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2010 / NYCFW Day-07

Never one for an overt theme, Narciso Rodriguez let his signature codes — sleek, asymmetric cuts and architectural details — rule his collection. The lineup was full of good, studied clothes, grounded in controlled silhouettes, which packed commercial appeal and could be construed as safe. Sleek but sturdy outerwear, much of it reversible, was the message for the day. A parka done in shiny, silvery white, with curved seams, had a sporty futurism to it. A thick, shearling jacket with a demonstrative wrap funnel collar felt protective, an idea consistent with the bronze studded panels that cut around the bust to suggest medieval armor on crepe cocktail dresses in peach and pistachio green. Rodriguez’s razor-like cut-outs, slashed across the shoulder, or a sliver down the chest, came into play on glossy silk dresses, some in inky ombrés. The great achievement here was a sexy-yet-mostly-covered-up look, with high necks and cap sleeves strategically cut to discreetly reveal the less obvious erogenous zones, such as a collar bone, or a stretch of a woman’s back.

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