WWD Pre-Fall 2016 Review

December 2015, PF16 by Kristi Garced

Sally LaPointe turned up the volume for pre-fall.

“I decided to turn up the volume and go for it,” said Sally LaPointe during a preview of her pre-fall collection, which played with intense textures and decadent embellishments. “Our woman obviously responds to simplicity, but also to the unexpected.” Though her lineup contained plenty of luxe, elevated daywear — a cashmere sweater with sheer chiffon sleeves, a cape coat with a detachable fox fur collar — it was the eveningwear that really dazzled. In LaPointe’s hands, sequined evening looks felt cool enough for downtown girls. Take one dress, in a green stretch sequined fabric, which LaPointe cut in an unfussy racer-back style that she likened to a basketball jersey.

Equally glamorous was a chiffon pleated skirt embellished with tortoise-print sequins and ostrich feathers, or wide-legged pants with leather latticework at the waist. “You learn very quickly as a young designer that each piece needs to have integrity and purpose,” she said.