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At Atlein’s Fall 2019 show, things weren’t all that they seemed! What looked like shimmering leather sculpting the female figure was actually texturized jersey made to look like the sturdy material. And that floral print? A mixture of camouflage and animal prints blurred and digitized to allude to the said blossoming graphics. Such elements were what made Antonin Tron‘s latest line compelling, but unfortunately, they weren’t enough. Though the fabric manipulations were neat and the illusions were clever, the overall execution left a whole lot to be desired. Some of the finishes of the fabrics looked extremely poor, as did the construction on the more tailored suits. The styling was also boring, relying too much on the clash of such garish colors to make the headlines. Newsflash: they didn’t look good! There was also a confusing back and forth between tailoring and sportswear, a clear indication that possibly the pressures of today’s highly contrasting trends ahve gotten to Tron. It’s a shame, really, because we thought there were some extremely novel ideas here, some even new from Atlein. But the results were just abysmal!