story by Kerry Kong
photos by Adrianna Favero
Mandy Coon’s fall 2011 presentation revealed a darker side of this rising New York-based designer. Inspired by an image of her mother dressing in a creamy turtleneck and high-waisted trousers in the late 1970s, Ms. Coon decided to do something elegant but with a touch of mystery for her Fall 2011 collection. Almost all of the looks had some leather touches here or there. Ms. Coon also played with contrast in a few looks. One look that contained this concept was a bright magenta top with a black long dress that popped out from the dark color. The brown waves on a creamy background print long dress were also part of a refreshing piece. Ms. Coon pulled off the presentation with strong geometric designs. An example would be a top made with chiffon and leather wore with a high waisted wool pants showed her talents in the use of lines. Overall her collection was playful and tasteful with strong structures.