Monday, February 13, 2017

Oday Shakar NYFW fall 2017



On his sophomore outing for fall 2017, Mr. Shakar proves himself to be a savvy young designer who has his eye on the ball. Believe it or not that “ball” is sales and building a customer base which IMHO, he is well on his way to both impressive sales and an ever growing fan base of women who wear and lust for beautiful, wearable and timeless clothes that are free of pervasive trends.
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Honestly, I was a bit hesitant after seeing the opening salvo of black pieces; yes there were some beauties in the grouping BUT the STARS of the collection came after Shakar ditched the black and went to cream, white, aquamarine, claret and more. Dresses of exquisite beauty appeared ... imagine and they didn’t have trains, weren’t of the exaggerated nature nor were they boring. After years of being in this business, I have found the most difficult of collection to show is one that that is wearable, salable and not ever confused with being boring ... a triple threat that Shakar pulls off with great aplomb.
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From djellaba jump suits to daywear to simple jersey draped dresses, the man has a deft hand and is building his signature which is another thing that so many designers fail to understand. His intricate seaming, the ombres, the subtlety of gray against black ... they all co-exist in his collection. BTW, the daywear has taken a giant step forward this season and will probably increase proportion in due time. His esthetic may be old school as seen from a merchants point of view but the clothes are ageless, slick, soigne and all the things that women want ... after all ... women want to  feel beautiful and Oday Shakar can offer that to them in spades.
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By the way, how  refreshing to see a show that is not over styled or tricked out ... the shoes and jewelry are low key and beautiful which only enhances your overall “picture” of these clothes …  I say BRAVO to you ………………
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Don’t miss seeing full views as these are the clothes that allow for making an entance as well making an exit!    www.odayshakar.com/copy-of-s-s-2017