Proenza Schouler was the leader of the pack with vivid variegated stripes adding vibrancy to intarsia knit dresses that were built upon a family of primary colors – electric blue, true red, and sunshine yellow. It had been quite a long time since we’d seen the designers incorporate this much color into their palette, and possibly the first time they used stripes as a format to explore depth and dimension. [CONTINUE READING...]
A synthetic tribalism. Minimalism with an African feel. A tale that explores Africa’s better known folkloric elements, referencing the cultures of some of the continent’s most ancient tribes: chromatic patterns of the Ndebele, the Mursi or the Maasai as well as prints inspired by the animals of the Savanna. All with a futuristic eye and a touch of digital minimalism.
For Spring/Summer 2017, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez went on an adventure and created a fresh chapter in the history of their own label.
Contrasting western couture aesthetics and African extremes. Drawing the two themes together, and adorning a procession of tribal queens, long totemic earrings featuring dangling geometric shapes. Elongated necks and statement heels accentuated the giraffe like stature of each of the 37 models on the runway. From untamed manes to geometric shapes.
by Giampietro Baudo - MFFashion