If Cushnie et Ochs' spring collection felt a little one note, the designing duo's fall 2010 showing this afternoon in New York proved Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs can turn out a dynamic show with some serious lust-after pieces.
To be sure, there were draped micro dresses and tiny bondage skirts; however, this season both were more about contour and dimension than they were about showing skin. New biomorphic cut outs and cantilever-like scuptural curves kept even the designers' body conscious silhouettes looking fresh.
Beyond that covetable bag of tricks, Cushnie et Ochs had us at the tailored coats and chunky knits. A distressed chalk-colored jacket paired with chocolate leather trousers was especially noteworthy in the coat category, as were a smattering of wool toppers, in black and ivory, with their padded leather lapels and Mongolian lamb or silver fox fur trim. The designers went all out 3-D with knit hooded dresses and sweaters, wrapping thick wooly braids around the body and over the shoulder.
Looks were paired with Alejandro Ingelmo platform booties (black or chalk) in leather and pony, elongating legs and making those skinny stretch trousers look completely wearable. If it isn't obvious already, this season we've officially fallen for Cushnie et Ochs.