Americana Pop At Calla

If Calla’s last season was Clueless hangs ten, Fall 2014 was Brigitte Bardot in And God Created Country Music, with printed dresses and skirts that would be best seen swinging behind an acoustic guitar strapped on a woman who’s twanging out something a little proper. Designer Calla Haynes’s connoisseurship of the pop print was seen here in a blurry mohair plaid done in a coat, a kilt and a perfectly nipped blazer—and a pleated mod candy stripe that looked like a maze for the coolest teenage girl rat.

But a chow chow motif was the star. It was like a mascot on sweatshirts and a varsity jacket, but was then morphed into a kind of intarsia and splashed across blouses, hiked up cocktail sheaths with frosty sheer paneling and a slew of darling dresses in combinations of ice blue, lavender and acidic red and yellow. It was a standout in Americana red and blue on a sleeveless shirtdress with a buoyant asymmetrical hem that was then wrapped with an oversized blanket shawl in that mohair plaid. A glittering leopard print, particularly in a powder blue suit, was ready for Grand Ole Opry primetime.

Photography by Joe Marquez and Masha Maltsava

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