Binetti, launched in 2001 and still relatively under the radar, staged their 2010 runway show on 10th Avenue but seemed to be referencing an exotic, faraway locale- chiffon tunics, jeweled necklines, and crystal kaftans (yup, you read that right) were shown atop soaring platform heels. So essentially were you to find your way to one of those beaches that the apparel felt so appropriate for you wouldn't exactly be able to walk.
We reckon Binetti's response to such a dilemma would be something to the effect of "You need to walk?!"
Essentially romance and fantasy are the fundamentals of this collection but ironically, it was the moments that feltl approachable and utilitarian that were the most successful. A well-tailored, pair of a-symmetrical black pants and a quilted silk charmeuse patchwork jacket (pictured here) were the most understated pieces in the mix and, incidentally, the ones we were most excited about.
Clearly designer Diego Binetti has the ability to create meticulously tailored clothes but it was difficult to notice under all the fringe, crystals, and sequins. We're all about a romantic relationship with clothing (god knows we love to fantasize about a good kaftan, martini and villa in Essaouira) but we crave a little restraint occasionally to bring us back down to reality. And restrained moments at Binetti made the greatest impact.