Xuly.Bët spring/summer 2017 collection catwalk show for NYFWNew York Fashion Week SS17
Walking into the room and seeing Kelly Cutrone (production, communication and brand strategy maven) running around while anxious viewers waited to be showed their seats was an enlivening start. The America’s Next Top Model judge is known for her no-nonsense approach to the fashion. She said a quick hello to fellow show judges and runway coaches Miss J Alexander and Kelly Osbourne.
Once seated, the music cued and light turned off and back off for the opening look. It was a bright pattern, and a two piece set this set the tone for the extravagant show. The Mali-born, Paris-based designer Lamine Badian Kouyaté knows how to get attention and keep it with use of bold prints, and equally as bold yet curated accessories.
Every colour of the rainbow seemed to used in the collection, all in different prints. Some being psychedelic, other with birds, cars and even the Virgin Mary.
Though, at no point did it seem costumey or over the top, rather innovative and a nice change from the nude, iridescent and silk collections of several other spring/summer 2017 pallets. From the head scarves to the shoes, everything was eclectic yet tenacious.
The lab glasses with print making it hard for the models to see did not hinder the straight-forward attitudes and dominant, confident steps of each girl. They seemed confident and ready to walk right into a fashion week party with ease. Though the looks may not be right for everyone, the few who dare to rock Xuly.Bët will turn heads.
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