There’s nothing wrong with taking a page from your own book—especially if you’re Marissa Webb, whose personal street style has been blogged about since right around the time people started blogging about personal street style. So if Webb wants to sprinkle some of that effortless everyday fairy dust on the masses, great.
She showed clothes that were easy to digest—an army of trenches and jackets, breezy dresses in sweet eyelet or graphic prints, a handful of easy shirtdresses and tux jackets. But each piece also had some detail or element that made it interesting and fun (and also photogenic if, say, spotted on some street on a sunny afternoon). “Hard and soft, masculine and feminine, East and West kept coming to mind,” Webb said backstage. “Not just East Coast-West Coast, but the volume and sweep of the dresses and tops.” The East clearly represented Webb’s city life: on the go in skinny, skinny jeans and feminine layers on top. There were strains of the Far East, too, in the origami folds of a dress cut from an olive drab trench. While on the Western front, rosy gold tips and laser cuts gussied up cowboy booties.
While the show began to repeat itself, it was nothing some seasoned editing and more confidence won’t fix. Webb’s lineup raised the question: How many ways can you do cargo? “There isn’t just one way of wearing something,” she said. “You can twist it up, wear it backwards and upside down.” Her runway reflected that conviction, the best example being the poof-collared, flared-hem field jackets.