|TAPE YARN PINK JACKET$118, PAISLEY SHORT$68, PULL ON UTILITY SHIRT $118|
Bryant Park Hotel, NYC
words, images Judith Ecochard
What satisfies the thousands of mall shopping customers and what pleases the handfuls of editorial types are often two separate issues. Not surprisingly, women responsible for some clothing lines ringing the register at retail- have no interest in what the powers that be trolling at high fashion reads deem fashionable (except maybe for the latest 'it' bags...)!
|EDITOR'S GAVE THIS THE NOD OF APPROVAL|
Caché -a mall based national retail chain with apparel/accessory lines--- (target niche of 35-55 year old women but not exclusively, by any means)---has really revamped their brand since we started attending the media previews, a few seasons back.
|TIERED STRIPE TOP $78, TENCIL DENIM SHORT $68, CROPPED KIMONO JACKET $128|
Sophisticated gals, and yes that would include the editorial types- might just like some of the accessibly priced separates and dresses that we saw for Spring-that are set to deliver in April and May of 2012. No doubt, Caché's client base will be more than pleased too...which of course is the bottom line.
More tapered cuts, flowing tops balanced with slim bottoms, less bling, clever tailoring details, and a nice range of colors and prints on fabrics/knits with good next to skin feel.
|STRIPE ONE SHOULDER MAXI $158|
Beginning with a bold pink, solid palette and flower prints to herald the range of season-including what we thought was a very versatile white pantsuit...
|MIDDLE-TUBE W/STUDDED TRIM $78, SOFT SUITING JACKET $178 & PANTS $118|
|ONE SHOULDER FLRAL PRINT DRESS $182|
Silhouettes including flattering body conscious cuts, several flowing-drapy one shoulder dresses in smart silky fabrics....
|very Versace-ish. ONE SHOULDER CONTRAST DRESS $168|
Prints were strong-with dashes of the native/ethnic, bright paisleys, and nautical influences-reinterpreted for women who don't want to dress like they are wearing a uniform.
|STRIPED SHEATH SLEEVELESS DRESS $148|
|our to pick-Portofino Skirt+Jacket ($88, $148) with Basic white tube top $48|
|CROTCHET PONCHO $88, YELLOW CROP $88|
|TILE TOSS PRINT MAXI $158|
|PAISLEY TIE NECK MAXI $198 + OMBRE PLEATED MAXI $198|
|CHARMUSE CAFTAN W/ BELT $198|
|Long dresses-easy to wear|
|CHIFFON FLORAL DRAPE NECK SLIP $168, PULL ON UTILITY SHIRT $118, SLIM TRAPUNTO CROP $88|
|BASIC SHORT $58 W/BOLD STRIPE TOP|