Alison Kelly

Forcing the designers out of their comfort zones.

on Dec 13, 2007

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Each season, we have a certain someone who religiously hand-applies a certain technique repeatedly to their ensembles, which ultimately makes it or breaks it for them, and this season it's Elisa's hand-stitched hems and gathered seams, a la rosettes de Angela. The bulky, multi-layered get-up was unflattering and goes against all ideal aesthetics. Can you really pair three bulky layers of fire engine red, black and navy and call that a compliment to a woman who is striving to look chic and proud?