oh my god, i love this woman. betsey johnson, that is. not that tiiu kuik isn't lovely.
i love how she took the implicit dark simplicity of stereotypical beatnik style,
and turned it inside out, with bright accents and details.
the collection feels a little bit hit& miss for me..
..like this. it seems to lean towards a cabaret vibe, which i'm not so keen on in this manifestation.
but most of the show consisted of fun gauloise-ready ensembles with punchy, bright accessories.
if i hadn't been a big advocate of the beret trend this winter, i'd probably be annoyed to see them on next season's runway, but they're so fun&functional (not to mention essential to the theme) that i can't complain.