Cushnie et Ochs Continue to Be Cultivated for Fall 2009

Cushnie et Ochs Continue to Be Cultivated for Fall 2009

>> Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs said that without that $25,000 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award, "there's no way we would have been able to [secure a spot at the New York Public Library for their show]."  And there was evidence this afternoon that the award did more than just that for their sophomore collection — it brought them attention: a new sponsorship courtesy of Saga Furs provided one big furry jacket, a furry funnel neckpiece, and a upside-down triangular fur piece running down the back of a black wool coat; attendance was substantially larger than at their debut presentation, attracting critical bigwigs like Cathy Horyn and Suzy Menkes; and CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist Alejandro Ingelmo provided towering heels, which between that and the substantially raised runway, created the illusion that the models were even more statuesque than usual.

Cushnie and Ochs stuck to a lot of their silhouettes from Spring 2009: supertight, supershort minidresses, skintight pants, cropped tops, and cutouts, but this time, there was some interesting play with asymmetrical silhouettes and crisscrossing knits.  Also of note: crystalline beads decorating one crop top and one dresses that were sewn to stick straight out in the air, resembling pins.
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