There’s a right way to layer your looks. There’s a right way to work with shimmering fabrics. There’s a right way to play with big shapes. But for Fall 2019, we just felt that Rejina Pyo didn’t use those right ways when she designed her latest collection. There were lots of interesting ideas and silhouettes in the show, but they were drowned out by the garish shimmers of the leathers and metallics, the over-layering in some of the 1940s-esque looks, and the overall confusing styling of the show. We think that it’s such a shame because the collection itself seemed to have had more potential than how it was presented. The suits were impeccably tailored and the slight nudge to old classic styles was just right. Yet, there were also many things that weren’t right. For example, it’s clear to us that the cream and brown silk dress would have been beautiful had it been cut correctly. But since it wasn’t, it simply looked like a bitonal sack. A one-shoulder gilded cocktail frock was also wronged. Had Pyo cut out those unnecessary and excessively puffy sleeves out, it would have been a more flattering piece than realized. It’s clear that she needed to edit most of the looks down a bit but she didn’t, and the result was an underwhelming presentation of what would have been a great hit! Women will just have to wait for fall to see if this collection is worth buying into.
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