It was Scott Sternberg from Band of Outsiders' first time putting on a runway show, which made for a heightened tizzy beforehand. And between the drama surrounding Tavi's seat directly next to Anna Wintour, Kanye's presence across the aisle, and all those Momofuku cookies dotting the benches (delivered personally by David Chang, who sat across from La Wintour), it seemed like the post-show energy was already at a fever pitch. But then the models plummeted down from the ceiling, and we remembered just how much Scott Sternberg's showmanship trumps all. Inspired by the romantic, hippie communities in '70s-era California, his three distinct lines each touched on those stoned-sweetheart references without diving into patchouli territory. There were his signature plaids, trousers, shirt-dresses, and jackets, but also soft bucket hats and red-laced boots that every woman-in-the-know will want to wear next fall. Scott has an ability to make every girl and boy want to be a Californian at heart—something we look forward to feeling each and every Fashion Week.
For the rest of the Fall 2011 Band of Outsiders collection, please visit Style.com.