Samantha Pleet

Samantha Pleet debuted her Spring 2009 collection “Season of Wonders” on Tuesday night with a video presentation. For Spring 2009, Pleet looks again to history for inspiration. But this time it’s more recent history. Clear references to the 1950s pin-up styles complete with voluminous hair-dos and busty tops, are complemented by a New York hipster vibe and Pleet’s trademark historical/costume-y embellishments.

The serie, disorienting video directed by Tom Hines and set-designed by Pleet’s husband Patrick Pleet, does well to portray the mood and movement Pleet’s latest collection.

Fred Meylan