NY Fashion Week AW08 Twinkle by Wenlan


Even the name Twinkle by Wenlan makes you smile, so it is difficult to be displeased with the designerโ€™s latest outing. True, it wasnโ€™t groundbreaking, but the label is known for its fun, youthful designs as opposed to plowing into new fashion territory. Simply put, you wonโ€™t find a power suit here, or a high-fashion gown. Instead, Wenlan hits a sweet note in between with a mix of wearable dresses and separates.

The Fall 2008 line was dominated by black, navy, grey and mauve, with restrained splashes of red and gold. The garments were playful but fuss-free with clean lines; tops had buttons silk-screened onto the fabric instead of the real thing, and one dress featured a tuxedo-style placket and collar