Friday, September 18, 2015

Kamali, Delpozo, Michael Costello Spring 2016 NYFW



It’s time to do some quickies! These are collections that certainly warrant some attention from but to be honest I don’t have it in me to do full reviews of each as this week has really tarnished my opinion about NYFW.

Norma Kamali
Like it or not the woman delivers! Clothes that actually look like fun and clothes that women might actually wear. She consistently demonstrates that there is something to be said about longevity and staying relevant without looking like a fool whether as a designer or a consumer. How many designers can lay claim to those qualities? Tipping my hat!
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Michael Costello
Admittedly, this is my first viewing of the collection and it was a very pleasant surprise. Yes, the collection swings from high drama (borderline drag queen) to mothers of the bride to 40s glam to sex goddesses. No matter, the clothes were beautifully rendered and offered a very particular point of view. Due its scope, there are undoubtedly clothes that will sell and then some which will be editorialized.  Honestly, it was refreshing to see a collection that stood for something and offered a designer's signature and not a “me too” point of view.
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Delpozo
There is not much to say here other than this is a collection that celebrates the art and craft of fashion. This is a collection that is designed, conceived and rendered in the most impeccable of ways. No, this is not a universal kind of fashion but it is fashion taken to the limit. This collection seems to be a bit more commercial than in the past but without losing any of its DNA or panache. IMHO this ranks with Thom Browne when it comes to construction and finished product.
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P.S. there will be no Marc Jacobs review as quite honestly I have no idea what to say! His collections have almost consistently evaded me despite the overwhelming plaudits that they receive.