Fresh Sensual Looks. J. Mendel’s Spring-Summer collection kicked off with a bang at New York Fashion Week. Collection was inspired by Dorothy Draper, influential and innovative queen of American interior design. Looks ranged between patchwork style prints savvy, fresh-looking dresses and sleek silhouettes that accent the female figure. Gilles Mendel used this season trend materials, like sheer, and also cool geometry, like vertical stripes paired with color blocking for a sophisticated yet chic look. Models appeared also in slouchy trousers, crisp silk shirting and cocktail dresses.