Narciso Rodriguez Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 New York

Long and lean was the order of the day for Narcisco Rodriguez. The designer's minimalistic universe continues to expand, this time to include sexy jumpsuits, sensual swing coats and some fantastic modern black tie options.

Surprisingly, this collection got its inspiration from the Maharajas of India, a fact that was most evident in some of the designer’s color choices, a saffron yellow vest here, a royal purple coat there. It also was perhaps alluded to in the regal way all the super tall models — a fact accentuated with impressive platforms — walked the runway in their floor-skimming trousers or asymmetrical skirts, which twisted elegantly around and down the models’ long slim legs.  

The designer's sleek and understated style produced quite an impact on the runway. The impressive fit of his dresses that would move from, say, a leather top into a tweed waistline and finish in the fluidity of crepe was masterful. As was the modern way he introduced discreet embellishments into the mix. The black silk bullion-embroidered floral outlines woven into the bodice of a strappy dress were breathtaking. And the organic geometry of three-dimensional beadwork on a halter dress was both original and unusual.

This show was a sinuous and sexy runway performance, a jewel to be put in a place of honor in Rodriguez’s sartorial crown. For with this collection the designer ruled the catwalk.