If you want your clothes to sell, they must look as enticing on the hanger as they do on the runway. This is why Narciso Rodriguez’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection was especially exciting. Imagine these clothes in a boutique, and you’ll want to try them all on. They are delicate, but not fragile, minimal, but not boring, and flattering, but not uncomfortable.
Monochrome offerings launched the show, presenting a sophisticated and accessible look for fall. A monastic black-and-white vest that reached nearly to the floor hung down modestly over a sheer black top and pure white skirt. Sheer is certainly not a new idea, but we actually rejoiced when Rodriguez allowed his models to wear undergarments with his see-through, high-necked tops, as it granted us an idea of how real women would wear the pieces. From sheer, he went full-coverage with fitted leather tops that were extremely flattering – almost dangerously so – and slit skirts were replaced with perfectly tailored trousers. Rodriguez then introduced sumptuous coats, and re-introduced his layered motif in shades of peach, citron, and robin’s egg blue. From there, he contoured slip tanks into convincing looks for evening by fitting them with fluid, graceful skirts. They were so lightweight that they might have been more appropriate for spring, and what was needed to balance their barely-there consistency was a more ample selection of outerwear. Although Rodriguez presented a few long, loose, coats, there was room to include a few more cozy pieces for the frigid months.
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