By Matthew Schneier
The world may or may not have been waiting for the return of Cracknyl, with its plastic feel and Hefty bag sheen. But its inclusion is at least testament to a disposition that says “why not” before “why.” Why not make that puffer coat in parachute silk? Why not suggest a sporty popover in heavy satin as the new evening jacket? (From a distance, the satin looked more leatherlike than the Cracknyl). Why not include a zipper snaking around the lapels and neckline of a double-breasted jacket, which opens wide enough for a scarf to snake through?
As usual, the collection was rounded out by evergreens that raise no questions at all: Leather jackets, including an especially streamlined version in elephant gray; sharp-shouldered suiting; and a cool double-breasted formal coat tweaked every so slightly by the outsize addition of grosgrain on its lapels.