Opening Ceremony's catwalk dance for NYFW
Opening Ceremony unearthed an organic Spring/Summer 16 collection yesterday.
Creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon closed Sunday's New York Fashion Week shows with an eclectic range on the runway. Following the theme of a "dream home", the duo used a real garden with trees, vegetables and herbs as their backdrop, which is to be donated to nonprofit organisation Edible Schoolyard NYC.
Models walked in garments full of architectural silhouettes, such as a black dress with a plunging neckline and white tie around the chest and a silk black blouse with a beige skirt.
The palette was relatively neutral to begin with before bright shades popped up in outfits like a T-shirt dress with vivid red colour blocks. This was just one of several more casual ensembles, others being black silk trousers with a matching jacket and T-shirt with a tree print and a cotton T-shirt dress with a black vest worn over it.
And things took a theatrical turn when the models began dancing, with choreographed falls part of the unique routine.
Humberto told New York Times why he and Carol chose to incorporate more movement into their presentation.
“I always felt like the runway march, there’s a specific way to do it — and I wanted to break it,” he said. “The first dancers to come out — you won’t know that they’re meant to fall. And the audience, in my mind, will participate. They might gasp or lend a hand."
Prabal Gurung also showed yesterday with a sunshine-inspired line. The designer was all about the yellows, orange and golds for his SS16 clothing and kept all his creations extremely feminine.
Cocktail dresses sashayed down the runway, with one sparkling bronzed number with a daringly low neckline stealing the spotlight.
Prabal broke up the colour theme occasionally though and a dress with a sheer top and vivid black and white patterns made a sophisticated choice for those who favour monochrome.
Shapes were kept simple, while added detailing like ties and bows made garments extra special.
New York Fashion Week continues today with the likes of Carolina Herrera, Tommy Hilfiger and Jeremy Scott showing.