Desigual’s global traveler’s spring/summer ’17 looks
Renee Minus White | 10/13/2016, 11:21 a.m.
At Desigual’s show at Moynihan Station in New York City, some of the collection’s highlights included Desigual’s long knit dresses, lace fringes and hand-woven pieces that were simply mesmerizing. Floral embroidered denim jackets and matching frayed-hem denim capris pants were shown with a crochet cross bag. A patchwork-pattern, chiffon, tiered minidress, accessorized with a vegan leather, braided saddle bag, was reminiscent of the ‘60s. The white crochet cardigan coat looked fabulous over a black crochet maxi gown and black bikini, all worn with platform sandals.
The show was an acknowledgement of those women pioneers who traveled to remote places to fight for their personal freedom, and left their legacy for women in the 21st century —extraordinary women with a fearless attitude, conveyed in their individual and creative style. In the collection, the colors, prints and pattern mixtures were vibrant.
Dressing the spring/summer ’17 Desigual woman, whose spirit brought her to travel in different countries with multiple cultures and sites, requires silhouettes and cuts that are comfortable while hugging the body’s curves. Equally essential are flowing fabrics that are rich in texture. In the collection, Desigual utilized embroidery, prints and beads with animals, plants and ethnic motifs. His collection portrays the vast territories of great adventure with the eternal magic of traveling. Good Show!
At Iuri Shubladze’s New York show, held at the Tunnel, the designer’s accessories and handbags were fabulous. His shows featuring his newest collection for Tranoi New York and Void Paris were very well-attended and well received. Shubladze is an American designer. His accessories are described as incredibly designed, and his work exhibits meticulous, handmade craftsmanship that’s unique and unisex in style. A graduate of New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology, his career spans stints in Milan and Berlin. In New York, he designed high end couture with Ralph Rucci. His trunk shows at Henri Bendel were very popular. Today, he works out of his own studio, and works extensively for private clients.