Sophie Theallet Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 New York

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Sophie Theallet Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 New York

Apparently, Sophie Theallet was inspired by gypsies for Fall 2015, which in hindsight is sort of evident, but when the fast-paced clapping on the soundtrack started and the models came down in skirts prominently featuring flamenco ruffles, brains easily careened into thoughts of Spain. The country is flirtatious, romantic and ravishing of the "oh, I met him during that summer I spent in Spain" variety, and that's the vibe that the range gave off. Ok, maybe not so much the ravishing bit.

Bouncy skirts, notable day dresses and a bit of print mixing cover the high points of it all. Swatches of lace wrapped around models’ necks pushed that romantic, flirty vibe but seemed slightly fussy. But when the same lace was inserted into looks, like when it appeared as a small panel on the back of a gold dress or covering the shoulders and chest of a sleeveless lamé option, it read ten times more authentic.  There were a few stumbles — quite literally as the final model tried to make her way up and down the runway in her gold full-length ruffled dress — mostly to do with the print splicing, but outings like a full-skirted turquoise jacquard dress as well as a suit of the same material were capable saviors.