Josep Font, Delpozo’s creative director, focused on geometric pieces but contrasted them with something far softer and ethereal. The collection is inspired by Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent science-fiction movie Metropolis, while referencing Italian digital artist Daria Petrilli and her subjects, Victorian women in nature. The Madrid-based brand presented a beautifully enchanting and fascinating transition away from reality. Font, who originally qualified as a trained architect, showed opulent, sculptured and voluminous pieces, with a beautiful structure and colour combinations that highlighted the garments’ geometry. Satin, wool, silk and jacquard added to the contrast. Billowing to bell-shaped sleeves gave complexity; elbow-high embellished gloves accented splendour.
The American singer–songwriter débuted her solo fashion line at Soho Grand, comprising 11 pieces fit for a curvaceous woman. Ranging from slightly loose and hip-hugging ensembles, the designer wants wearer to flaunt their radiance. The Arkansas-born rocker is no stranger to the fashion limelight. Determined to imbue plus-size women with confidence, she walked the runway for Jean-Paul Gaultier in 2010 during Paris Fashion Week and at Marc Jacobs’ spring 2016 collection during New York Fashion Week.
JD fashion runway show
Pier 59 Studios welcomed five China-based designers to showcase their collections. Beijing-based designer Alicia Lee brought about modern design with easy-to-wear techniques. Gioia Pan, a Taiwan-based designer, is known for her meticulous knitwear techniques, closely enveloping the wearer’s body. Tim Cahill, the designer of Cahill+, was originally a Shanghai-based Australian soccer personality, created sporty chic with a bold fashion sense throughout his collection. Chi Zhang’s fun looks mixed bold prints with comic-book light-heartedness. Ruiping Guo emphasized a light, ethereal artistry behind her collection.
The show was followed by a celebratory launch of the US fashion mall for the largest China-based online direct sales company, JD.com, Inc. The mall comprises numerous prominent brands in a number of categories in fashion including shoes, clothing and luggage.
NYC-based designer, Michelle Helene, made her New York Fashion Week début in a set dominated by circular forms, as she showed her ‘easy meets sexy and goes global’ presentation. Launched in autumn 2014, the brand stays true to womanly allure and meticulous detail in each look. Sleek hair, futuristic make-up, large hoop earrings and knee-high boots elaborated on upscale, ladylike trends. Oversized knitwear, turtlenecks, mock-turtle and cropped pants underlined comfort and style. •
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