NY Fashion Week :: James Coviello

by PJ Gach

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Thursday October 9, 2008

Using Spin Art and Helen Frankthaller as inspirational touchstones, Coviello sent out dreamy patterned dresses and separates for spring.

Soft flowing fabrics like georgette, silk, tulle and knits created an excellent juxtaposition against the bright blues, limes, yellows, aqua, purples, clean whites, steel gray and taupes of his patterns. The combined effect was light and airy. Gray- in all its permutations- seems to be a hot color for spring (what an odd dichotomy), yet the gray Coviello chose, a dark steel shade, worked beautifully well here.

it's just sexy simplicity.

The designer sent full skirted dresses, slim windbreaker jackets, slim pants and shorts down the runway in nearly equal parts. He has an unerring send of proportion; blousy tops are paired with slim shorts, or a tight fitting halter neck dress has a full swishy skirt, nothing is over done; it's just sexy simplicity. Yes, even when stones are applique'd onto sweaters or tops it doesn't come across as over done or horror of horrors- "glitzy 80's" or mother-of-the-bride crassness.

No matter what Coviello designs; be it a hat, a short, a romper or a dress, each and every item has clean lines; they're very feminine, and very wearable.

PJ Gach is a Contributing Writer for the Style & Entertainment Sections of the EDGE group of publications.She also freelances for Lemondrop.com. PJ has styled, shot and written fashion pieces for Hamptons.com. PJ writes about beauty, fashion, and lifestyle topics for national publications. As an entertainment/rock journalist her pieces have appeared in the US and Europe, including The New York Post, Rolling Stone (web & mag), Ing?nue Magazine and Drill magazine. She's a Manhattanite, a proud dog owner, gal about town, and freelance writer. In her spare time, she rescues orphaned shoes. You can reach her at [email protected]

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