Paul & Joe Makes Us Bubbly For Fall 2014
Note to all designers: an excellent way to put your guests in a good mood for your show is to hand them adorable mini bottles of Champagne with your logo on them. Paul & Joe got more than a bubbly start to its upbeat Fall 2014 show, which was noticeably low on its quirky prints. Instead, it was a season of strong separates in a saturated color palette of flame, aqua, and ivory. Shaggy shearling played a big part in the outerwear, often layered over slouchy, wide-leg pants, chunky knits, and the becoming-ubiquitous '60s A-line mini. Geometric prints, including a window-pane plaid, broke up the solids, and a plunging v-neck yellow maxi dress took a step back from the general innocence of the collection. Thigh-high boots and army-green parkas added some city-girl edge. Now, where was that Champagne again?