The Clothes: Sporty and sophisticated. A lot of looks were made out of neoprene with sturdy zippers running down the front, but they were cut in such a way that, despite their athletic-purpose material, they would fit right in at any cocktail party. Some were even downright sexy–like a strapless dress, or a bandeau top over a printed maxi frock, both with zippers running suggestively down the front. Save for a handful of colorful, abstract graffiti print looks, the collection was mostly black-and-white (which seems to be a theme this season), though thanks to inventive abstract print and an unexpected mash-up of material (neoprene mixed with silk mixed with macrame), the black and white looks were anything but basic or boring. This season, designer Maria Cornejo also delved further into swimwear than previous seasons and given the sexy asymmetrical two-pieces that resulted, we hope it’s a category she explores further.
The Hair & Makeup: The makeup was bare but luminous, with glowy highlights at the eyes and cheeks. The hair was a complicated half-up-half-down affair–two long strands were left loose in the front, while the rest was rolled and tucked up in the back.
The Soundtrack: Heavy bass, no lyrics.
The Vibe: Held at Pier 57, the industrial space’s massive garage-like doors were open, allowing for a view of the river and loads of gorgeous sunlight streaming in.
The Front Row: Simon Doonan, Mark Ruffalo
Celeb We’d Most Like to See Wearing It: Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Bosworth