Form Spring 09 might be the one collection that we preferred to see on the runway rather than in the showroom. That's not to say that the clothing isn't well made or interesting up close, on the contrary it excels in both respects. The catch is that no matter how feminine or light Form's recent collections might be, there is still the fact of seeing the clothing on a body in order to take in its, ahem, form. What did stand out, on the other hand, were the sequined numbers that we only vaguely remember from the runway show. One blue (left) and one black frock were hanging in the showroom today and were truly impressive. The sequins on these two garments are much finer than what you might find on a pair of American Apparel leggings, for example, making the fabric look like a skin of sorts. Form continues to be one of our favorite New York brands, no matter our preference for seeing one garment on the runway and the other in the showroom. We're just being picky because we know they'd indulge that sort of thing.
To see more Form Spring 09, check out our backstage coverage with photographer Robert Malmberg.