We were ginormous Jeffrey Sebelia fans from Project Runway: Season 3. He was our favorite from day one, even when Michael Knight was in his prime (and still spelled his name normally). So we really, really wanted to like his spring/summer 2008 collection for Costa Nostra, shown during L.A. Fashion Week. But oy! First off, he claims that the collection is inspired by Into the Wild, the Jon Krakauer book about a guy who renounces all his worldly possessions, takes off on a trek in Alaska, and dies. What he claims and what we saw โ€” lots of skinny pants and unexpectedly trashy looking dresses for women and striped sweaters for men โ€” were not the same. Tim Gunn would be sad. Selected images, after the jump.

[Full gallery available via Project Rungay.]


Jeffrey Sebelia Spring / Summer 2008 [Project Rungay]