MARISSA WEBB AUTUMN/WINTER 2015-16 READY-TO-WEAR NEW YORK
Marissa Webb is the first one to admit that she’s repeating herself. “I’m sticking to the brand’s DNA of masculine-feminine, soft and hard, menswear tailoring, and feminine elements,” she said backstage. “It’s a spin-off of every other season.”
But good things often bear repeating. Webb has found her sweet spot of street-style-ready fare that young ladies who want to be cool will understand. They’re classic pieces that are styled differently and tweaked just a bit to set them apart from the wardrobe staples on the next rack. Take Fall’s gray suit, done here as a strapless double-breasted top, worn over a buttoned-up black shirt and fluid pants. Or the shirtdress rendered in see-me-now fire-engine red silk. The most interesting looks were a curved bomber and shell, both red felted and layered over silk skirts—a hint that perhaps there is more than just the status quo ahead.