The Clothes: Dream girl surfer babe. From leather tent dresses to wide leg floral trousers to mini-mini-skirts with white blouses, Johnathan Simkhai’s collection was basically the summer wardrobe we wish we had hanging in our closets right now. Nothing tried too hard or was too “fashion girl,” it was all perfectly cool and nonchalant, like if Daria Werbowy took a trip to Venice Beach (incidentally, models also sported gold chains with “VENICE” on them in gold and crystal lettering.)
The Hair & Makeup: All blonde models with straight hair, tan faces, and reflective sunglasses on. Is it summer yet?
The Soundtrack: It was too loud at Milk for my Shazam to pick up any songs, but from the snippets of tunes I heard, that soundtrack was chill, dude.
The Vibe: Crowded Milk clusterfuck, but for a young designer with lots of buzz, a bustling clusterfuck is the ideal outcome.
Celebrity We’d Most Like to See Wearing this Collection: It was made for Daria Werbowy, but we’d also love it if someone like Emma Stone got a little out of her comfort zone in some of the looks.
WTF Moment: The Shaun White look-a-like male model holding a skateboard who posed with his tongue out for all the photogs. If you’re going to be the only male model, you should be having fun with it.
What the designer said: “I spend a lot of time out in California and I love everyone’s carefree attitude, so I was thinking, ‘I wish I could bring this to the city [New York].’ … We’re hoping to make those New York City chores [you have to do] so relaxing and like the beach and like Venice Beach. Any of these girls could go to work, or dinner, or an event and still feel like they’re at the beach relaxing.”