Summary: There’s a fresh youthfulness to Sachin + Babi’s SS12 collection that emanated through more than just their models at their presentation in Studio 59 at Chelsea Piers. Working with a pleasingly neutral color palette (mostly whites and navy’s), the collection is infused with seasonally-inspired hues, brightening looks with pops of “tangerine,” “watermelon” and “cantaloupe.”
Leather was a prominent fixture throughout each look, providing detailing through either a slim metallic belt or the textured embellishment of a jacket sleeve. These enhancements speak to a thoughtfulness in the design, an awareness that even though their clientele is youthful, that doesn’t mean that Sachin + Babi’s designs have to be.
In a time where evening wear is less austere but more casual and stylistic, the collection’s floor-length metallic gowns (striking in both gold and navy) are ideal. Free of restrictions and open to movement, these pieces represent the next wave of chic evening wear, where the woman enhances the dress and not the other way around.
Simple, yet chic, there is a look in this collection for any youthful spirit. With pieces that are stylish enough to keep them current, yet timeless in their shape and appeal, Sachin + Babi’s third collection shows a strength of a vision and a positive idealization of their clientele — a strong moment for them, indeed.
Colors: white, navy, gold metallic, navy metallic, ivory, silver, chambray, onyx, blueberry, navy tweed, tangerine, watermelon, pebble, cantaloupe
Fabrics & Textures: Leather, pailette sequins, lambskin, cotton, bubble print, floral print
Key Looks: Halter maxi dress in cantaloupe with flowy sleeves and a gold metallic leather belt, two tone sleeveless maxi dress in navy metallic with overlay button down the back top and a metallic knit skirt, v-neck dress in ivory with leather pailette embroidery and a silver metallic leather belt.