The Clothes: There were loosely architectural, razorback floor-length dresses and knee-length, flaring cotton skirts. The colors and shapes of the great outdoors–”ice, quartz and cactus”–inspired the soft neutral palette of the chunky, easily wearable knits. The collection is very typical Yigal–all simple silhouettes and quiet sex appeal. Cream, olive and black hoods added an unexpected touch to the clothes.
The Hair & Makeup: Simple, barely-there makeup and messy, deconstructed buns; effortless looking.
The Soundtrack: Grimes’s “Genesis” and Chairlift’s “I Belong In Your Arms”
The Vibe: Very cool, very composed, with little to distract from the clothes. Models walked through an entranceway of pillars of light and in a circle through the Highline Stages. The air was all business, all silent observation.
The Front Row: Industry power players (we sat in the middle of a hive of Teen Vogue-ers) and big time bloggers (Bryanboy, Rumi Neely).
Celebrity We’d Most Like to See Wearing this Collection: Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman
WTF Moment: Right before the show started, the dressed-to-the-nines, front row-seated woman to our left turned to the woman to our right to say, “I’m thinking of buying a trailer in Julie’s trailer park at the beach.” We’re picturing some kind of ultra-glam, gated Montauk mobile home community.
What the designer said: “The designs are inspired by the architecture of nature–rocks, streams, rivers. These elements are unchanging, and my clothes are for a strong woman who may be influenced by the world around her, but knows who she is and is true to that.”