subdued, reserved, no va-va-voom. momo could've blown our minds but didn't, which makes us wonder why not. we've seen her BRING it. we remember her fabulous dresses from thisday's africa rising event in london:
...but her fabulousness didn't quite make the leap to new york. instead, we got the following:
the de ja vu dress:
so-called because we've seen it before, and this is probably the most boring version yet. simple, straight-to-the-point, nothing to it.
this dress is perhaps a relatively more refreshing take on the sheer trend:
the print dresses:
too cliche, too boring, too "i copied and pasted this fabric on this boring silhouette because i couldn't be bothered". yes, we see the nods to wildlife...but there's something unnervingly tame and flat about these pieces.
this one isn't so bad...
...there's a fluidity and quiet playfulness about it that we like. must be the length and the sleeves.
color + jackets:
these pieces are saved by their gorgeous colors. otherwise, they'd be pretty flat, too.
we see some attempts at sprucing things up here and these are probably our favorite looks from her show. a little more in this direction and much less in the drab lane and we'd probably have many more complimentary things to say. having hats and basic patent shoes as her only accessories didn't help much. granted, some of these pieces might look a little more alive with the right accessories but the point of a runway show isn't to give us a blank canvas; it's to tickle our imaginations awake. thus, we absolutely should've seen more accessories on the runway and then we could've taken our cues from there and added our own personal touches. that said, the actual dresses themselves could've used considerably more work. what happened to all the little details?
we're keeping our fingers crossed for an outstanding comeback for momo because we know fati has it in her to be amazing. this collection is by no means a reflection of her potential.