THE NEW MODEST
The Batsheva show, held in a New York diner, is the talk of town. Batsheva Hay’s fascination with the Laura Ashley meets Courtney Love “Kinderwhore” look was echoed in on many runways this week. The style has been percolating for a while: ruffled prairie dresses starred in Demna Gvsalia’s S16 collection, and were featured in every glossy magazine as well as Bergdorf’s windows. For next spring, the covered-up frocks get updated in metallic florals, batiks and plenty of smock details. The prim aesthetic works for tops as well.