September 10, 2007

s/s 2008 nyc: narciso rodriguez.

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narciso rodriguez’s collections usually have a harder edge, which is something i love about them. he’s all about the shape of a woman’s body, using seaming and cutouts to accentuate our form. but for spring, he loosened up a bit with wispy dresses, slouchy pantsuits and swingy dresses in a more colorful palette.

he was all about dresses in different incarnations: sacks with paint splatters, layered chiffon in purple and black, nude with black strategic sprays, a crisp red wrap, a nude vine print trapeze tank, a white pocketed popover, and another white number with an empire waist and graduated tiered hem.

there were also stunning suiting and jackets, like a black coatdress with a purple elastic waist, and a black jacket with tie back worn with cropped loose pants. while i appreciate rodriguez delving into new territory, to me his bread and butter, and what makes him stand out from other designers is his tailoring and architectural designs. although this is a nice collection, it’s not one of my favorites. that’s not to say there weren’t some looks i loved: the grey lanvin-esque shift dress with purple and black splatters and an elastic waist, a white rose embroidered minidress, and a black coat with the same rose embroidery were all gorgeous.

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