Edun, the socially conscious apparel line by U2's Bono and his wife Ali Hewson, previewed its Fall/Winter 2008, known as "Nocturne", at the Desmond Tutu Center in New York City on a wintry Tuesday.
While several platforms served as a catwalk, no strutting was involved. Each model stood mannequin-still on his or her support, before stepping down and getting up on the platform directly in front, slowly wending his or her way to the last platform in ultra-slow-motion. While this was a clever twist on runway fashion, the gimmick also resulted in a show that stretched on for hours. (The audience, plied with wine and Fiji water, didn't look like they minded so much, though.) The outfits? Serviceable, if unspectacular, although a couple of pieces did stand out, such as the amethyst shirt dress with balloon sleeves pictured below. There might have been a few more, but your very-sober reporter decided she really needed some shut-eye. Also, one of her cats had to be force-fed his medicine. (Sorry, Bono.)
More pictures below the fold. ::Edun