NEW YORK, Feb 21, 2009 / FW/ — Tough girls gone 1980s glam, Tony Cohen’s nostalgia for that decade is paying off creatively. Sending billowing mini dresses with asymmetrical hemlines and necklines, the Amsterdam-born designer envision Fall 2009 with black as the predominant color and splashes of gunmetal purple and silver for drama.
A little bit girly because of the ruffles, legs were emphasized with the leggings that were proposed in either solid colors or in geometric prints; thus whatever frills the ruffles gave, it was immediately toughened up by the tight fitting leather trousers that could pass for a pair of leggings.
And as what had been seen in New York this week, there is a predominance of European aesthetics. Combined with New York’s tough yet sophisticated attitude, it actually works!
Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week