I'd like to think that Chen is feeling things out while exploring her inner Martha Stewart. And there's the common thread! She's taken to crafting before - hand-dyed fabric of SS11 and last year's loose-knit cape (also by made hand) were only the beginning. Yesterday, a parade of models (yes, nearly every one of them) donned pieces (or in some cases, entire looks) knit by Chen's very own ten fingers. The result was a collection with a one-of-a-kind quality - that human-error kind of raw that is somehow so appealing.
A 23 look collection walked the runway - a series of black and white organza tops to match with an assortment of wool bottoms. As good as the construction was, the show lacked energy. Sorry Chen, you harshed your buzz.