Fashion

KATRINA TUTTLE

Katrina Tuttle's sophisticated young ladies

George Pimentel

George Pimentel

George Pimentel

George Pimentel

George Pimentel

Opening with gold and black cocktail dress in 3D jaquard, Tuttle, who is only 21, embraced a decidedly more grown up aesthetic.  Proportions were sweet, never too short. Mid-thigh swing jackets in ivory got the vintage treatment with restoration hardware buttons. Paired over modern nipped-waist dresses with Tuttle’s favoured folds of fabric, the look was something old, something new and entirely chic.  A Lanvin-esque one shoulder dress with shimmering polka dots managed to be charming, but not too cute, while a rosemary green brocade dress felt fussy.  Over-embellished and overwrought, it was not instep with the style of twenty-something Tuttle is vying to outfit.  Ditto the high-waisted wide-leg slack and floral ruffle blouse. It’s obvious to all that Tuttle has talent that belies her years.  We’d love to see the young designer meld her design savvy with her enviable youth.