The show's finale
featured a gauzy cluster of sheer knit cover-ups, wrap dresses and
bare-shoulder sweaters for apr's-sol that really worked. The vibe
was sensuous and relaxed - a perfect chaser with KCRW's Garth Trinidad
spinning Latin lounge grooves on the turntables.
In a very hot place, if you were very tiny, you would need Kate O Connor's
knits. Simple swaths of cool knit fabric cut into teeny triangle bikinis,
culottes and surplice tops. Loose rayon tanks in Missoni-eque stripes, tie
belts and Lurex jumpsuits. All in washed out hues of lavender, eggplant,
peach and apricot. This was a tight collection of minimalist shapes ideally
suited for cramming into carry-on luggage and lounging in the tropics.
Before packing, however, keep a few crucial tidbits in mind some of these
knits are terribly sheer. Even the model's skimpy thongs showed through
their white pull-on pants, so plan wisely!