Trousers for both genders provided an updated look to the mod-style dresses and coats.
The designer was looking at a photo album not long ago and happened on a snapshot of her mother, back in France decades ago, in apres-ski attire.
It inspired her current collection. "I just wanted to recreate that easy elegance that she had in that photo, that sophistication but also practicality," Theallet said.
She began her show with a couple of elegant wool coats — not oversized or boxy or futuristic, as many designers have shown this season, but sleek and tailored.
Theallet moved into silky skirts and dresses, including an eye-catching, one-shouldered gray frock with a colorful print peeking out from a slit in the front. Some had a print of petals or leaves, either alone or covered by a sheer layer.
Especially appealing were her sleeveless sweaters — paired with soft, flouncy, feminine skirts — and a series of long and flowing dresses, a few of them backless with pretty and unusual strap details.
Turk focused her presentation on "elevating the sophistication level of what we do. More layered looks, textures and rich colors."
Those rich, fall-like colors were readily visible: Plums, as in a crepe jumpsuit with a silk georgette blouse and long leather plum gloves. Wines, as in a lush lamb and rabbit coat. Purples, as in a bright toggle coat. Or saffron, as in a pair of patchwork trousers.
There was also a wildly colorful column dress in what Turk calls an "Embarcadero" print. And there were shorts, albeit in fall and winter fabrics, like houndstooth.
Associated Press writers Jocelyn Noveck, Amanda Kwan and John Carucci contributed to this report.
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