born Pierre Carrilero, who has made a name for himself with his hand
knits AND his thoroughly French aesthetic is also known for his quirky,
offbeat, and highly original runway presentations- you never know what you're
going to be treated to. This season, he took us to the elegant and venerable
Bar Association of New York to show "The Ninth Seal" collection comprised
his trademark delectable knits done for the most part in very typically
autumnal shades of rust, green, brown.
The nice surprise this time, was in the coordination of hats, bags, head
warmers, muffs, capes, and legwarmers to the dresses, capes, sweaters and
cardigans, in matching knits, which augmented the effect. Even the models'
hair was seemingly 'knitted' into very long braids cascading down their
backs. I loved the tweed belted and hooded cardigan with matching clutch bag;
a gray and rust deep v neck pullover vest shown over a white shirt, with
matching knitted cap and mittens; the dramatic floor length hooded tweed
cape; an intarsia knitted pullover and hat shown with rust cropped knee
length pants; a hooded confetti tweed zip front fitted jacket and knee length
pants; and the simple tweed knit chemise, clutch, and matching hat. Pierrot
also knitted a group of very typical yet whimsical wintry scenes (a ski lodge
on one and several with ducks or geese flying). Best of all, we were treated
to "On-the-Go" knit and crochet totes, compliments of the famous Lion
Yarn Company, complete with a sampling of some of the mélange yarn used
the show. Now I can knit my very own creation at home!