New York Fashion Week: JC Obando; great tailoring skills, boring runway
L.A.-based designer Juan Carlos Obando took the idea of razor-sharp tailoring and beat us over the head with it.
Working in a drab palette of sand, gray and black, he showed super skinny worsted wool trousers that were totally spare aside from spiraling seams, and sleeveless belted shift dresses pared down except for a few curve enhancing stitches.
Although he should be applauded for his rigorous technique, this collection needed some eye candy beyond shoe designer George Esquivel's laced boot extensions.
It didn't help that it was all a build-up to a finale of gowns with micro plisse bodices, something we've seen from him many times before.
--Booth Moore in New York
Photos: Juan Carlos Obando's fall 2010 show in New York. Credit: Peter Stigter and Jonas Gustavsson / For The Times