Three as Four, Fall 2008

Three as Four, Fall 2008 (photo from New York Magazine)

I found it hard to be won over by the Three as Four show, as I personally thought the abundance of black made some of the intricately cut and intelligent pieces look less appealing and somehow slightly dated. (I can’t help but strongly associate all-black-looks with a 1990s idea of elegance and avant-garde.) What I found most interesting was the sharply tailored trench and vests, which were constructed around elongated oval shapes that left the sides open. Curved shapes returned in the rouched skirts and the interestingly rosette-like rouches at the hems of some of the dresses. Also appealing was the grey wool lurex fabric used for the outerwear, which combined elegance and experimentation.