Chasing the endless summer from tropical islands to
North African ports, Shay Todd presented a drop-dead collection of
barely-there swimwear including remarkably sexy 1-pieces with provocative
keyhole details and flattering rouching. A sophisticated palette of violet,
mauve, metallics and terracotta got a dose of bling-bling with gold coins,
chain straps and sparkly sequin trim.
New to the collection this season was a group of
aprs-sol separates, sequined boybeaters, boyshorts, elegant embellished
caftans and Lurex drawstring cover-ups. Signature classics like French
terry hoodies and sweats are enduring staples for this line, but the
impulsive babydoll ruffle looks were overtly boudoir.
The standing-room-only crowd, no doubt tempted by the
publicist's promise of very little clothing, beautiful women and one
special evening,drew buyers, press and emerging rap stars alike.
Front-row divas included Carmen Electra and FOX Weathergirl Jillian Barberi.
As soon as the lights went down, they were rocking to the seductive,
custom-recorded beats (including the debut of Kansas Cali's Hello World)
and enthusiastically applauding the scanty lineup. This crowd came to
groove, see skin and dream of summer and they got what they came for!