Posen’s show, sponsored by Cartier, was themed “Trinity,” after one of the jeweler’s signature lines. The show was divided into three distinct sections, but there was a disconnect between them, and each section could have been a show all its own.
The first part was an airy group of white separates, ranging from loose pantsuits, paneled silk skirts, and georgette blouses to shirtdresses, coats with satin piping and slim sheaths. Part two had similar silhouettes, but in shades like seafoam, cream, stone, charcoal, then segued into mosaic patterns with a Missoni influence, dresses with ruffles and strategic cutouts. The last part of the show was a dark study of black and gray satin dresses, plunging neckline short dresses, and Herve Leger-line long dresses with body conscious piping. This last section would have worked very well into his FW05 presentation, but seemed a bit out of place here with the other light, summery pieces.
Posen, last year’s CFDA Perry Ellis award winner for new talent already has the press and starlets on his side, now he needs to develop his aesthetic and create a look that is his alone.