Narciso Rodriguez unveils sleek line for fall 17
Narciso Rodriguez has unveiled a sleek and sober collection for fall/winter 2017.
The fashion designer again opted to showcase his favoured minimalism at his New York Fashion Week show on Tuesday night (14Feb17), offering up a range of chic separates and classic suiting.
To open the show, Rodriguez had a model wear a pair of slim cut black trousers along with a sleeveless shirt with ladder cut out details in the front along with black leather ankle boots. He kept an overwhelmingly neutral palette for the range, opting to show a white silk slip dress over black trousers and an oversized grey coat worn with tan suede ankle boots. Pops of colour were evident in a dark red leather shirt which was matched with orange wide-leg trousers, as well as a colour blocked orange coat and pant combination.
Prior to Rodriguez's presentation, Brandon Maxwell launched his fall collection in which he also opted for a quiet colour scheme. The rising designer stuck with black, white, aubergine and teal for the line, putting a focus on exaggerated silhouettes and interesting leather numbers.
Model Joan Smalls opened the presentation in a black leather dress that featured a pleated skirt, while Bella Hadid rocked the runway in a black halter dress with plunging neckline and high collar. However, Maxwell was at his best when he went for full-on glamour, with a glittering silver suit proving to be a show stopper.
Meanwhile, earlier in the day, Alice + Olivia took a contrasting turn and showed a romantic yet eclectic collection. Designer Stacey Bendet took cues from Italian Renaissance paintings, the swinging '60s and '70s, as well as Salman Rushdie's 2008 novel The Enchantress of Florence.
Among the standout outfits was a decadent forest green and navy floor length gown, covered in an embellished floral pattern evocative of details in Renaissance portraits, and a skirt that was printed with angelic nude figures from the era of classical painting.
Models also paraded the catwalk in more utilitarian pieces, including a military-style blue jacket with gold detailing and a camouflage print parka which was worn over a beige roll neck sweater and printed miniskirt. And the disco-era was evident in a silver suit which was worn over a white T-shirt with the slogan, "Be the change you wish to see in the world".