Rozae Nichols, the creative cirector of LA based collection Clover Canyon, has built the brand’s aesthetic around a continued fascination with strategically bordered and engineered prints. These techniques are the old hallmarks of truly elevated clothing, as they not only require meticulously precise pattern-making, but also consume yards more fabric for production.
This season found Nichols prescribing Russia a dose of the Clover Canyon treatment in the form of even-more-opulent-than-usual prints that engaged a Bolshoi-ready ballet twist. Presented in Lincoln Center’s “The Box” space, the collection was intentionally styled with little restraint; show notes offered that the season was about the ultimate pursuit of beauty via lavish extravagance.
This over-the-top beauty was best embodied within the faceted faux-stones, embroidered on the toe shoes of ballerinas anchoring each corner of the presentation’s model line-up. En pointe in the collection’s kaleidoscopic frocks, they mesmerized attendees and set off a firework show of camera flashes each time they pivoted with that perfectly hollow carriage only dancers have. Though not a household name yet, as symmetry prints continue to influence the fashion dialogue, look for Clover Canyon to gain increased industry recognition in upcoming seasons.