Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2015
The most important thing designers need to have is the ability to see the simplest inspiration and put it in their collection without looking like they just drop a basket of contemporary art installment on plain dress. In short, they need to walk on a thin line between pure art and wearable clothes.
This season, I feel like a lot of designers are missing the art portion. Trading complicated asymmetrical patterns that we all adore for beach ready clothes (gosh, those models!) Not that it is wrong, summer business is really important, but I just need to the art euphoria back. Fortunately, Jonathan Simkhai came in rescue.
New, smart, and free from high fashion politics. The brand delivered something that we all love from fashion show. The unexpected turn. This time he took it from the shattered glasses. Breaking some Tumblers (according to Style.com) and photographed the patterns, he created a collection that not only wearable, but also expensive, glamorous and futuristic. A-line dresses with mesh (very popular material these past few seasons) injected with new facade that excites a little artsy fartsy child inside of me.
However, looking at his resume (or timeline whatsoever), I found a similar looking dress from Fall 2014 collection, a signature look or accidental number? No one knows and I don’t want to rain all over this beautiful collection.
It is nice to see a fresh face in New York Fashion Week…. Oh wait, let me correct myself; it is nice to see a new talented fresh face with futuristic vision in overly exposed New York Fashion Week. I can only hope that next season Simkhai will deliver a better presentation (some cool socialites appearing on the front row wouldn’t hurt anyone)(or maybe he can ask Kristen Stewart to wear one of his clothes again) and still artsy clothes.
Images taken from Style.com
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I am back everyone!