Charlotte Ronson is lucky — it must be nice to have someone watching your fashion show from on high, a guardian angel of sorts, guiding your models down the runway. In Ronson’s case, it’s her sister Samantha, the DJ with the popular cult following, who sat high up in a booth, spinning tunes for the show.
A show that was … rather ladylike, from the designer who has gone grunge in seasons past, or prairie chic. This season’s defining look is a long, cowl-neck sweater in a shade of camel that would feel very at home on the Upper East Side, worn atop a demure pencil skirt and cinched with a skinny belt. This look didn’t include gloves, but others did — long, leather and to-the-elbow.
Just to remind you, however, that she’s still a hipster at heart, the very next look was a camel knit pullover with an asymmetric hem, and figure-hugging trousers electrified with horizontal metallic black stripes. There were plenty of fun, tribal prints, clever detachable pieces (a red and plum sweater with zip-it-off scarf, a jacket with crop-it-yourself hem), plus eye-catching (and totally impractical — OK, pretty weird-looking) chiffon or leather dickies.
But the overall look was demure, refined, grown-up — and terrific. This gal’s not so grown that she’s become boring (she’s late 20s, max). And it’s certainly hoot-and-holler worthy. In the finale, sister Sam, from the rafters, whooped it up in a show of approval.