Josie Natori held her Winter/Fall 2011 Collection presentation to introduce her elegant and completely wearable new line shown in dramatic blacks, ivory-whites, deep reds, royal blues and yellows with touches of mauve browns as well as hints of fur, beading, and rectangular sequins. Soft, well-tailored cashmere and knit sweaters, ponchos and dresses stood tall next to unique silk-printed patterned loose-fitting dresses and tops, slightly pulled in at the hips and waist, giving an appealing effect as timeless and whimsical as the material of silk itself. Many of the ensembles were paired with distinctive delicately hammered-metal silver or gold bracelets and belts that appropriately accentuated the individuality of each piece. From posh, collar-bone-high to low-scooping cowl-neck layered tops and dresses, the simple yet elegant tailoring of Natori allowed for the detailed beading stitched onto the printed silks to stand out in a noticeable, but not over-the-top, manner.
– Rose Lou