Nicholas K, Sergio Davila, and Mara Hoffman Fall 2009

Where & When: Sunday, February 15th at 11 a.m., the Promenade, Bryant Park
Runway Recap: People's Revolution clients Nicholas K, Sergio Davila, and Mara Hoffman all combined forces for a joint show, which sounded great in theory--killing three birds with one stone, etc.--but ended up being on the long side (funny how after so many 10-minute runway shows, 40 minutes feels like an eternity, even if it's three different designers). Nicholas K started things off with a definite return to grunge: faded flannel shirts, cropped leather jackets, and dusty khaki pieces, all with a cool, slouchy silhouette that's sure to delight the downtown folks (I, for one, was starting a mental shopping list for myself). Airy, fluttery silk dresses provided a feminine counterpoint for when the hipster-tomboy feels like a dressed-up night on the town. Sergio Davila followed with mostly menswear, consisting of some nicely tailored suits with the pants inexplicably tucked into the models' socks. The handful of women's looks were primarily knit dresses--cute, but they seemed like an afterthought. Finally, Mara Hoffman started out quietly with understated brown-and-green foresty prints, fringed sweaters, and matching tunic-and-leggings sets, but after a series of badass studded coats, hit her stride with colorful maxi dresses in prints inspired by Native American motifs.
Standout Looks: From Nicholas K, this look is dusty, Mad Max grunge perfection: a cropped jacket, draped silk top, and slouchy yet slim pants. From Mara Hoffman, there were so many great dresses and the studded pieces had me salivating, but this print was definitely my favorite, and I like the cozy look achieved by layering with a long fringed cardigan--it shows the versatility of the maxi dress.
Bonus Points: I sat three rows behind Jennifer Love Hewitt (this was my third show to date with her), and considering how blind I was from all the flashbulbs snapping at her, it's a miracle the woman can see anything. Props to you, J-Love.
Where to Buy: See for stores worldwide; Sergio Davila boutique at 67 8th Ave. (at 13th Street); visit for locations.

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