Bokeh prints and velvet textures at Rachel Comey
And so it begins: the spring edition of the biannual fashion frenzy collectively referred to as Fashion Month, also known as New York/London/Milan/Paris Fashion Weeks.
Commonly more optimistic and upbeat than its autumn counterpart (perhaps a reflection of the mood of its season?), the world’s most sartorially and genetically gifted have already filed into New York City to both see and be seen; after eight days, they will move on to London and so forth.
New York Fashion Week officially kicked off the festivities with a bang last night in the form of Fashion’s Night Out. But the day before, locally-based designer Rachel Comey showed next season’s collection against the white open space of Pier 59 Studios, featuring bokeh prints and colourful embellishments for a collection that was elegant and relaxed and I-can-picture-that-in-my-wardrobe-already-wearable yet somehow quietly subversive; above all, it was playful, fun and feminine. Summer 2012 may be over but can it be spring 2013 already please?