Falbala - spring/summer 2006

A name is quickly emerging as the marquee brand for simple dresses with pop panache-Falbala. The label’s new collection gives clear-cut, sultry options for spring-summer 2006.

Using monochromes such as turquoise, emerald and orange on their hot-button dresses allows Falbala to call attention to how the gathered jersey is manipulated, a detail that might have gotten lost under busier palettes. The stark white double-breasted dress is structured enough to be a trench coat and ultimately defies category. Delicate floral prints use contrast to give life to the draping chiffon creations.

For those who want to incorporate the understated Falbala flair into their already complete wardrobes, there are separates to mix and match. The baby blue skirt does sparingly what the jacquard mini-jacket does gaudily-provide good fit with just enough feminine detail.

Daniel Cox, Fashion Editor
Marek Wlazlo, Photographer