NYFW – Alon Livne A/W 2013 collectionNew York Fashion Week AW13
The Israeli designer has experience from working with Roberto Cavalli and Alexander McQueen, so it was no surprise that his own collection wowed us. His use of headpieces and embellished bodysuits were intricate and breath-taking, and the designer cited British writer JG Ballard’s futurist tomes as a key source of inspiration for him. A “beautifully bleak post-apocalyptic world” is what the designer was trying to portray.
Already famous in the Middle East, Livne’s new project is to make a name for himself over in the states. We think he has done just that with this A/W collection. However, evening gowns so flawlessly constructed glided down the runway, making it difficult to choose whether we are bigger fans of his daywear or his “Queens of the Night”. The collection was all in black – a staple that never gets old, giving it an air of edge. Details such as leather, 3D and crystal were in abundance, modernising the collection. The geometric shaping and cuts of bare skin were also very common. Livne provided an experience, and we applaud him for it.
Photos: Theresa Balderas