Andy & Debb
2008 September 7
Andy & Debb - New York Spring 2009
(NEW YORK) Andy & Debb put the icing on the cake with a Spring 2009 collection that was consistent and divine. Korean designers Seokwon Andy Kim and Wonjeong Debbie Yoon, who met as Pratt students, were inspired by sweetness this season and it showed. "We played with drapery and texture and at the same time found ourselves baking cupcakes for our children; they love decorating cupcakes as an art project and we have been noticing how great the swirls looks, so we brought it into our designs," said Yoon. Milky pastels dominated with cherry, banana, kiwi, mint, chocolate and vanilla comprising the collection.
Bubble hems, organza frosting-like folds and pleats, creamy colors, beaded sprinkles and fluff and puff enhanced the dessert. "The collection has a 40s-50s feeling to it with a couture sensibility," said Anne Christensen, who styled the show. "It feels almost like Balenciaga from the 50s and 60s with that fuller back and draping detailing. Their craftsmanship is impeccable." The energy was so high that a model lost the heel to her shoe and walked the entire runway on her tip toes in perfect form - without missing a step. And what a treat it was!