style.com: jeremy laing fall 2009 ready-to-wear review
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NEW YORK, February 15, 2009
By Alison Baenen
Sending out models in anvil-shaped tops with funnel-shaped sleeves, Jeremy Laing kept geometry at the forefront. Some of the looks, especially those punctuated with strong seaming, were too severe; there was a robotic quality to some of the girls. Laing was more successful in the dress department, showing tunic-y pieces with gently embellished crystal belts slung low to draw attention to at least a bit of body and curve.
The prints, though, were the real story here: Black and gray starbursts lent levity to a rectangular shift, and a swirling copper pattern made for a nice contrast to all the shades of concrete. Delicate adjustable straps on the backs of coats and oversize tops gave an impression of airiness—proof that Laing does have a knack for finer details. The collection could have benefited from more of the same.