NY Fashion Week: Twinkle by Wen Lan
by PJ Gach
EDGE Style Contributor
Thursday Feb 9, 2006
Twinkle by Wen Lan has a lot of fans. Mischa Barton, Jessica Simpson and Maggie
Gyllenhal love her stuff. They adore her whimisical chunky knits and way with fabric. Not me.
Her sweaters look like
she’s channeling Marisa Christina sweaters from the 80’s. Too cutesy, and folkloric. I am only thankful there
wasn’t a teddy bear or bunny sweater in the collection.
She did jump on the leggings bandwagon. She showed striped
leggings that were either full length or Capri with almost everything. There was a collarless coat that was baggy- baggy like
the Olsen twins, not chic boho. Many Jackets and sweaters were ¾ length and as shapeless as a shmushed paper bag. There were
one or two standouts; a beautifully simple black ¾ length sleeve sweater paired with a delicate printed skirt, a flutter cap
sleeve dress in the same print as the skirt, but unfortunately paired with blue and white striped leggings, a pale cinnamon
trench coat over a boldly printed dress with a fisherman’s knit scarf.
Oh the scarves. Loved them. They were
thick chunky knits in burgundy and marine blue. There was a super long pale grey mohair with a pointelle weave that was stunning.
did like the juxtaposition of tweed (jackets, jumpers, coats) against the silk prints. It created a nice edge. Trust me, I
adore funky BoHo wear, and like to swim fashion-wise in my own stream. It’s just this lumpy, dumpy cut I loathe.
factor: bag lady chic, or I just want to play Bohemian starving artist in my $800 Twinkle outfit. Grrr.
Pretty amazing! Eye shadow duo and lip gloss from Nars, a gift certificate from Completely Bare for a waxing of your choice
(Brazilian etc.,) and hair products from Redken. (The hair spray is so big, it doubles as a baton.)
PJ Gach is a Contributing Writer for the Style Section of the EDGE group of publications. She’s a
Manhattanite, a proud dog owner, gal about town and freelance writer. Some of the publications her pieces have appeared in
are The New York Post, Rolling Stone (web & mag), Ingenue Magazine and Drill magazine. In her spare time, she rescues