I was not too fond of this collection, I guess I always expect this designer to surprise me like he always does. I know that embroidered garments and bell bottoms is in style now now but I guess I expected more for 17/18.I find his muse Rihanna to be an inspiration for this ready to wear collection.
NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 02: Rihanna attends the 2014 CFDA fashion awards at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on June 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Were talking about the designer who created costumes and looks for world tours for Michael Jackson, Lady gaga, Britney Spears, Rupaul, Mick Jagger, The scissors sisters, And of course Rihanna and her River island retail brand.
Denim, metallic dark blue, red passion, is the colors mainly used in this collection. A great comeback for denim lovers. Bell bottom with long button down dresses, belts as a detail to accentuate the waist line. I understood the concept of the rose but as far as the direction he took had me a little lost. The messy hair bun, grease button down neckline and plaid seem to added to the very informal casual collection that can please lots of women who are just looking for something basic and not too over the edge.
This American based Japanese fashion designer is well know for his red carpet gowns and evening dresses when it comes to dressing all types of women, from all age range and a diverse ethnic group of clients and celebrities, his fashion sense is on point .
Some of his well known clients is Oscar winner Octavia spencer, Dita Von Tease, and Kate Beckinsale. He uses a lot of figure flattering techniques ( draping, ruching, shutter pleats).
I find his 17/18 collection very wearable high end classy, rock star, glam. A nice blend of 70s Mick Jagger, Jimmy Hendrix, Stevie Nicks with a touch of a goddess and renegade who isn’t afraid of live colors such as hot pink, passion red, electric purple and blue, in such textiles as see through, or velvet. For a bold woman who has her own way of defining femininity.
Promotional portrait of American pop and rock singer Stevie Nicks (of the group Fleetwood Mac) as she sits and looks upward, dressed in a lace shawl, late 1970s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The bell sleeve and long v neck was repeatedly used to reinforce the garments quality cut and designs. Loved the electric blue, floral silk embroidery and the use of fuchsia to blend with the Forrest green tone. I can easily see Florence and the machine wear a beautiful gown from this designer. Be on the look out for his next collection, its always intriguing.
This American designer born in San Francisco “Bay area”, Who is also the wife of Gabe Saporta also known as the primary creative force behind the group “Cobra Starship”, is a trend setter when it comes to style, simplicity, and comfort for her 17/18 collection. You can find her fashion line in places like Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, and Barneys in the States and Asia. This collection can easily identify with a person that’s looking for a light fresh flowy look for the upcoming season. brown, burgundy, pastel pink, hunter green.
Perfect If you are looking for a loose fit . The layers, shinny details/ prints and tassels allows the wind to play with the garments, with very little use of floral prints and velvet. This collection can be easily worn for your day to day , work , dinner, or cocktail event.
The thing I like about this designer is that she allows her designs to be practical and useful for the average woman who is looking to stand out but yet be simple. The models had very little light, fresh morning day makeup with very light wave hair. It was seductive, feminine, with out having to overdo. A very nice collection for the 17/18 season.
This collection was mainly about the use of darkness to play with the light. It tried to stir away from the usual fun, happy, vivid, crazy colors, mixture of patterns and textures to captivate a different kind of client and audience. Informal washed out jeans, studs, punk accessories, dark blue, burgundy, black, plaid, and a mix between punk rock and glam was kind of the idea they had going for this collection. It can effect the fans who are used to seeing a more risky use of colors and patterns but yet gain a diverse clientele and fan base. The patterns didn’t stand out as much as the accessories. I was never a fan of desigual I usually tell people who have interest in it to play with desigual. With desigual you can wear the shirt, shoes, bag or jeans but not the complete outfit, or else it sort of looks tacky and obsessive, as if you have no clue how to dress on your own and make out your own identity from head to toe, either that or you are a real fan of this brand. This collection made me feel like a teenager with an identity crisis. Its not a bad thing, depending on who you are.
Lots of mini backpacks and puffs around the small purses. goth teen spirit meets the loner punk youthful school girl. a different approach on desigual to expand.
I see this brand growing because of the risk it likes to take. This is what a lot of brands are afraid of now and days. so get ready for the next desigual collection. its always a surprise with desigual.
I love to criticize fashion.This is one of my first post critiques about fashion shows on my blog. But on my day to day activity I usually do this for more then 7 hours with clients or in an event. so get ready all this week ill be posting pictures and my critique on what I think about every collection I see in NYFW. so lets hope these designers gave us something worth obsessing over. I am currently traveling so ill be watching the NYFW online from my laptop.. at least for this season.