Kanye West and Kim Kardashian made an unexpected appearance at Louise Goldin’s show last season and caused a pretty big media shitstorm (and gave way to one of the most awesome Instagrams I’ve ever taken).
Today, everyone’s eyes were peeled as they filed into their seats to see if it’d be a repeat performance–but alas, there was no Kimye to be seen.
Not that anyone was too bummed once the show got underway. Goldin has such a unique and fresh perspective, it was hard not to get swept up in her world. Her knitwear–be it structured, layered, color-blocked–was that sweetspot of being simultaneously wearable, quirky, and interesting.
My favorite looks were the ones with a colorblocked cable print–one of which was actually cut through in the white part of the pattern, revealing a yellow sweater underneath.
“[The inspiration started with] looking at warriors,” Goldin told me after her show. “But graphics as well, playing with lasercutting and other techniques. The inspiration was the shapes of strong warriors, but then also Victorian handsome women.”
As for what it was like to work with Kanye, Goldin declined to say. “Today is about Louise Goldin,” her press handler said.
As it should be.
Though, in the absence of a flesh-and-blood Kanye, Goldin still made sure to salute her former collaborator: The models walked out to a mashup of Kanye’s music for the show’s finale.