Kemp Muhl and Sean Lennon
Michael Angel strove to create the "new eccentric" at his A/W10 runway show Saturday at New York Fashion Week. We thought we saw that in Kemp Muhl's slinky hooded dress, shining at everyone from the front row, before the lights went down. But the Australian designer's offerings were slightly more textured, and we could divide them into two categories: the sleek and barely printed, and the heavily patterned and pedal-to-the-floor.
Throughout, Angel's collection was carefully constructed, especially a set of futuristic black bodices adorned with skirt-effect vinyl lace. And the closer dresses, those of the playfully dusky allover prints, definitely met the eccentricity guideline. We left the show thinking we'd like to get Angel together with some of our other favourite print fanatics, Mary Katrantzou and Christopher Kane, to see what patterns the offbeat set could come up with next.