in the span of my five days in new york, i saw shows that were good and bad but none that really blew me away until tuesday night when i hit the tents for the narciso rodriguez show. i wasn’t as thrilled with his fall collection, but i did see some promise in resort, as he did not only more structured pieces but also looser shapes. for spring, he followed down the same path, showing elegant sheaths and pantsuits with exposed zippers and nipped in waists, coats in silk or cotton mud cloth, and floaty dresses with loose hems or with multicolor silk chiffon skirts. i loved the color story–natural tones like jute and pale blue combined with fuchsia, violet, red, and green–felt right on point for the season. the showstoppers had to be the closing section of gowns that looked like parachutes billowing as the models walked past…the white version on freja would make an elegant choice for a modern bride.
from the color to the silhouettes to the execution, rodriguez hit a home run and by not following the others down the path of the neon-ed eighties, he immediately jumped to the head of the pack.
pics from coutorture