As if he had a checklist for each collection, this season’s list included: Croc-stamped lambskins and suedes, funnel necked silhouettes accentuating the skinny, dangling buckles, perfectly placed grommets, and a slew of heftily wrangled knits. The mod-mindset he spoke of in his designer statement appeared in his palette of baby blues, tans and nudes, and an especially ashy slate gray.
One of the highlights this season was undoubtedly Tell’s choice of male model Martin Cohn, who walked second down the runway. Others included his Star Trek-inspired wedges courtesy of Raphael Young, and jewelery picks by Pamela Love.
Overall, the tribal-future fest was a perfect concoction of toned-down eccentricities fit for the downtown-via-uptown sets.