Pretty psychedelic prints and shoes for fall ’17
Renee Minus White | 4/6/2017, midnight
At Jeremy Scott’s New York show, fashions on the runway were influenced by ’70s styles. Psychedelic prints were modernized in pantsuits, dresses, skirts and jackets. For men and women, the looks were fantastic. Long and short tube dresses were fitted in multicolor stripes. Fabulous faux fur shawls were attractive accessory pieces throughout the collection. A black dress with a v-shaped bare back offered fringe benefits. Fishnet stockings in all styles stretched the leggier looks. Theses stockings worn with a red bikini and purple sheer robe received applause. Fit and flare pants were paired up with matching print jackets, as were mini dresses and slick, colorful jackets. Gowns were sexy. Many models carried lunch boxes as pocketbooks. For men, a plaid kilt with a puffy bomber jacket and sunglasses turned heads. The print mixes were incredible. Every pattern was well-coordinated with another pattern, whether it was an animal, plaid or floral print.
Scott has become a pop icon in his own right. He is the keeper of a powerful fashion sensitivity and demonstrates great skill in fitting a garment well on the body. He has designed for pop artists such as Rihanna, Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. His work also appears in major music videos (Rihanna in “We Found Love,” “Hard” and “Rude Boy,” Britney Spears in “Toxic” and Lady Gaga in “Paparazzi”). He has also formed a partnership with Adidas, launched an eyewear line with Linda Farrow and worked a line with Longchamp that released a signature printed “LePliage” bag each season. This 2017 fall/winter collection is one of the designer’s better lines.
For footwear fashions news, heels are high with pointy toes. Chloe Gosselin’s shoes stepped on the NYFW runway, and her styles made quite a fashion statement. This is a luxury shoe brand that blends French cool with Italian craftsmanship. Gosselin was born in France and attended the fine arts program at the school of Lacambre in Belgium. Her shoe styles are inspired by her vast travels around the world as an international fashion model. She studied shoemaking and production at the Arsutoria School in Milan and at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where her brand was initiated.
Gosselin has a passion for contemporary art and design, music and priceless vintage artifacts. She identified a niche in the luxury market for timeless and understated shoe designs for today’s modern women. “They need stylish footwear in all aspects of their daily lives,” said Gosselin.
Her classic designs are created in the finest fabrics, ranging from exotic skins and suedes to velvets. The craftsmanship is exceptional. The collection offers a distinctive youthfulness and fun aesthetic. Highlights included the classic single-sole sandal. Corset ties and carved paneling features are among some of her signatures. Her best-seller is the Larkspur style, a single-soled sandal that is a modern take on the universal open toed seasonal offering.
Gosselin’s shoes are now stocked in the world’s most illustrious department stores such as Barney’s, Level Shoe District and Myer, Australia. Her shoe collection has become the go-to brand for stars such as Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Taylor Swift and Kate Winslet.