Oui oui, Fash Pack friends, Laura Poretzky has gone back to her birth country, basing her latest collection on post-revolutionary France. She treated audiences to plenty of ruffles, a gold chain here and there, and more royal crests than a runway has ever seen. (This should be in Poretzky’s blood, as her own company logo is the Portuguese crest her great-great gramps earned as a Brazilian abolitionist and presidential right-hand man.)
Skirts stayed full, mid-thigh and A-line, with the occasional peg-leg trouser thrown in to accommodate an oversized, square-cut coat. Poretzky kept up with ubiquitous asymmetry in regally tiered blouses and partially metallic one-sleeved tops.
Although she didn’t abandon the sense of polish the fashion crowd has come to love her for, Poretzky did sauce up her 26 looks with a short, strapless number in mega-textured pink and green. Finally, a designer who sees something bright in gloomy times.