NYFW Day Three: Symmetrical prints
Symmetrical prints are nothing new (think Alexander McQueen’s stunning Plato’s Atlantis collection a couple of years ago) but thereare some seriously pretty examples on the runway, all with a fresh take on the theme.
Prabel Gurung’s naughty collection incorporated seductive purple florals, silky fabrics and slices of sheer netting showing tantalising glimpses of hips and thighs, or bodycon numbers with provocative slashes. According to Vogue, Gurung worked with Zana Bayne (who’s created clothes for Lady Gaga) to add fetish-inspired stilettos and harnesses to the collection.
Pics from LelaLondon.
Jill Stewart’s beautifully simple collection was, in contrast, about colour and simple pattern. Vibrant tangerine was mixed with peach as well as several bright smoothie colours- lemon yellow and mint mixed with pale apricot. There was something tropical about the collection in colour as well as pattern, which reminded us a little of pineapples. (Maybe we’re still just a little obsessed after FNO?)
Alexander Wang had a very different approach to symmetrical style with masculine bomber jackets made out of sporty mesh and bright polo shirts, parachute shapes with plenty of drawstrings in muted colours and botanical prints. Then there were plenty of bright chevron detailed pieces on close-fitting jackets and leggings.