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Anthropologie-owned label Leifsdottir always has a strong, theatrical theme for its Fashion Week presentations. Last time, the show emulated a garden party; the time before that, it recreated a 1930's-era party in a musty Victorian mansion. Yesterday's show at the Prince George Ballroom, named "Catalonian Affair" by the designers, starred matadors, Spanish royalty, and flamenco dancers.
The Spanish theme was not exactly subtle: Think lace, ruffles, and leather, all done in bright, bold, rich colors. Scalloping was everywhere, on a black lace dress with a furry wool cardigan and a leather skirt with slight scalloped ruffles. We loved the attention to detail, particularly on the tights. Bucking the sparkly legwear trend, some were fishnets, some were lace, and many were embellished with affects like big rosettes. The shoes had little tassels on them, and the earrings were either large fans or tassels. Even the candles holders had a scalloped lace pattern.
One favorite piece was a subtle, long-sleeved heather gray dress with lace ruffles. Another was a black, single-breasted pea coat with a large white ruffle collar jutting out the top. All the lips were red. Although these looks would work very well on the streets of New York, they made us crave some authentic Spanish flavor. Adios amigos, we're going to Barcelona.—Lauren Frankfort
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