Monday was all about strange romances, from the Patrick Bateman-enamored vibes at Patrik Ervell to the glossy psilocybin fantasies at Thom Browne. Maison Kitsuné amped our school girl hearts into a wild flutter and if Ralph Lauren doesn't propose now I'm not sure he's ever going to.
Thom Browne's SS15 womenswear showing is certainly not for everyone. While the silhouettes were less amplified than his vision for menswear this coming spring, the pervasive bright colors and loud patterns that characterized the show still narrow its consumer base. Of course, Thom Browne doesn't care about that. The neo-futurist garden party he threw on Monday was a spectacle, but also a display of his incomparable imagination and skill. We're pretty sure we've dreamt this collection before, see it for yourself, here.
Ervell played around in grayscale without ever once putting us to sleep. The high energy presentation focused on utilitarian, water-repelling fabrics in immaculate, flattering cuts. Anoraks, a grey mechanic's jumpsuit, even protective glasses grounded the show amongst the colorful fantasia that can define fashion week. A darkness belied the show's utility, however, with one particular clear raincoat paying direct tribute to that emblem of evil 80's excess, Patrick Bateman. View the new wardrobe of the modern American Psycho, here.
Though it was held in a veritable labyrinth, the simple beauty and luxury of the latest Maison Kitsuné wasn't lost on the audience that politely crowded to get a peek at their presentation at The Standard yesterday evening. The clothes were more of what you've come to expect from the Parisian staple: rich, textured fabrics in classic, flattering shapes that can only be complimented by a cigarette and an oversized pair of sunglasses. Grown up schoolgirl chic, without any smuttiness. See a selection of the looks, here.
Polo Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren may have killed the game by projecting 4-D images of his models against a fountain in the middle of the Central Park lake, while a small string quarted played in the background. It was romantic as anything, with lots of loose-haired, lace-clad models to match. The clothes themselves were a bit basic compared to what we've come to expect from Lauren's usual runway shows, but you can't beat a presentation that makes you feel like you're about to be proposed to.