style.com: wayne spring 2011 ready-to-wear review
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NEW YORK, September 13, 2010
By Alison Baenen
“I’ve heard you’re supposed to feed them meat, and I haven’t been doing that,” Wayne Lee said of the Venus flytraps she bought to provide fodder for her Spring collection. The plants were dying, but no matter—her presentation was meaty enough.
The look was sporty and slicked to the body, the kind of thing that no-fuss urban girls will want. An inverted petal shape informed the silhouette of dresses and, quite beautifully, the extra-long split-front skirt that closed the show. Rayon pants were bonded to the wearer’s form with leather patches and harness straps; they’d do a dominatrix proud, but any man-eater on the prowl for an unapologetically body-con look would dig them, too. Athletic materials—viscose, cotton mesh—and lots of racerbacks kept the sex appeal approachable. Prints featuring wood knots and the aforementioned flytraps, in lieu of tamer florals, made a welcome addition to Lee’s sleek mix of dangerously sharp neutrals.