Yesterday afternoon at Bryant Park I had a chance to check out the Fall/Winter 2007 Collections for both Abaete and Sass & Bide.
In viewing the collections one after the other, these ready-to-wear labels proved one valid point: this season’s trends are not going anywhere.
Although each collection had their own theme and personality, both labels continued to put dark stockings and leggings down the runway with short skirts, tight dresses and loose-fitting tops paired with the ever-present skinny jean.
Sequins, gold, pailettes and jeweled embellishments were everywhere.
Abaete referenced 60’s mod glamour with shortened geometric designs and exposed, over-sized zippers. A futuristic element also appeared in the patent bubble dress and belted trench.
Abaete took risks, but nailed them all. Of the 30 dresses and jackets shown, I wanted to wear them all.
Sass & Bide sexed it up a bit with gold mini-dresses, draped and gathered on the top and short and fitted on the bottom. They showed some prints in similar silhouettes and brought back their super sexy skinny jean.
My favorite look included a black sequined racer-back tank worn over a grey Henley dress with black leggings.
Final Word: Both Abaete and Sass & Bide have proved they know what girls want and these sleek, chic sexy collections are giving them exactly that. Insider tip: Buy white stockings. Tres chic. Who knew?