THE FASHION CHAIN TAKES THEIR FLIRTY LOOKS DOWNTOWN
Playful, colorful, fun, young, sexy, that’s what bebe is all about. The company took its Fall collection to the Style 360 Studios at the Metropolitan Pavilion, where a single violinist, Caitlin Moe, introduced the show with a rock ‘n’ roll beat, then gave way to DJ Mia Moretti, and the models hit the runway in a blaze of color.
It was a line of club clothes for the 21st Century, in bright red, cobalt blue , vivid green and lemon yellow. Even the models had streaks of color in their hair. Everything about it was all you’d expect from bebe, really, short, form-fitting dresses, a series of flirty, colorful see-through skirts and tops, trimmed in black and showing off bare midriffs through netting, a satiny dress with ruffles at the hemline or the neck. The Statue of Liberty was a big print theme, as was something they called “barbed wire”.
The girls all wore ponytails, bright red lips and pointy stilettos. As I said, pretty much what you’d expect from bebe. It’s a company that knows its audience, and caters perfectly to them. But, whether you’ve got the age or the body for bebe, it’s still a great show to see, and, hey, we can all dream.
Photography: Anton Brookes