A Seventies flare ran through the collection with which Pompilio introduced his mannish take on women’s wear.
What woman wouldn’t want to share her partner’s wardrobe, especially at a time when dressing up is not a top priority?
Andrea Pompilio, he of the preppy and retro-tinged men’s wear, is introducing his first full women’s collection for spring in hopes, he said, of satisfying those looking for a mannish look and Seventies flair.
“Over the years women have often bought my men’s wear in smaller sizes and this had us reflect quite a lot,” he said.Andrea Pompilio
Employing shapes and fabrics from his distinctive men’s wear, Pompilio delivered a cohesive collection for both genders, though it skewed slightly more feminine and whimsical with its delicate fabrics, as in a tulle dress worn over bootleg pants and masculine shirts.
Lace bras tucked under trucker jackets telegraphed a soft sensuality, while a roomy coat and matching A-line skirt in devoré floral motifs read as granny chic. “No bombshell style here,” the designer deadpanned.
Pompilio embraced a sportswear-infused elegance for men with short shorts and cropped pants paired with shrunken polo shirts.
The designer seems to be on a good track with his more genderless approach.