Words Arielle Chambers
This season, more than ever, the industry underwent a drastic change. Greater risks were taken-whether an overzealous fashion statement, model selection deviating from the rail-thin norm, or deviance from overall traditional presentation. The best and worst were presented as a result, but the following designers were to be noted in particular.
An elaborate event space with an even more elaborate concept, Tia Cibani was spot on in channeling traditional aesthetics of classic 20th century. Her fabric choices of satin and velvet juxtaposed the intended era of depiction. Highlighting the feminine and bohemian spirit in addition to the old English ambiance. Art inspiration took precedence in influence of the showcase; the designer drew inspiration from works of Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh and Art Nouveau. Personal favorites of the collection included the moss knit pullover with the textured neckline as well as the patina lame’ pleated fan dress. Not only was the cut of both pieces impeccable, the texture of the jade piece was absolutely delicate and luxurious.
Images Courtesy of Tia Cibani
A highly popular brand with an even higher energy on the runway, Desigual was absolutely the show to witness. Opening the show, Victoria’s Secret angelic Behati Prinsloo, followed by widely known Winnie Harlow strutted sharply down the runway. The models smiles were contagious and almost as electric as the color palette the collection possessed. Pieces in the collection were embroidered, freehand watercolor printed, folk-printed, Nordic-printed, and/or decorated with geometrics. Desigual channeled a young hearted woman with a fiery and sassy personality.
Images Courtesy of Desigual
Utilizing prints and earth tones were not a struggle for designer Monika Kowalska, making the collection, for the most part, true to season. A Détacher incorporated splashes of bright green amongst the otherwise earth tones, a confusing, yet bold gesture, so kudos for the daring statement. This collection is certainly for the daring and one who is confident in the mixing of prints.
A Détacher Photography Stefano Masse