Band of Outsiders showed the women's Boy and men's Spring 2010 collections on the dunes of a sandy beach, sprinkled around the edges of the crammed Milk Studios Gallery. The Boy designer, Scott Sternberg rings in Spring with aptly gamine separates one might steal from her 1980s prepster boyfriend - but not without the utmost in impeccable design in every seam and pleat.
Models armored with aviators and ace bandage-wrap flat sandals -- all blonde -- kicked back in khaki jumpsuits, shrunken pleated trousers paired into sweet suits with cropped, double-breasted jackets, shorts, neckties and a tiny floral pattern here an there. Perhaps our favorite, the oversized, one-button navy blue blazer dress, that combined sharp tailoring on a piece the designer brought seamlessly from all boys' primary school uniform to hot, smart city woman.
Despite a classic color palette and plenty of boat shoes and beanies on the guys, Band of Outsiders' essential, self-aware cheekiness pervaded the line perfectly - although it was hard to tell if the co-ed banter among the models was part of the act or not.