Sally Lapointe autumn/winter 2017 collection presentation for NYFWNew York Fashion Week AW17
Sally Lapointe presented one of the most cutting edge experiences of fashion week. The presentation took place in a stark industrial space that played a perfect foil to her luxe and textural clothing.
Instead of live models, Lapointe used larger than life digital displays of models wearing her clothing and moving subtly around against a blank white background. This not only allowed the clothing to pop but it gave a futuristic (and slightly voyeuristic) vibe to the show.
At the back of the space all of the clothing was displayed on dress forms which allowed event goers to appreciate them close up. That was where the real magic happened. The clothing was lovely on the screens but the details were what made the collection so luxurious.
Much of the daywear stuck to a neutral colour palette and used the shapes and textures of the clothing to make it shine. Evening wear stuck mostly to New Yorker’s favourite colours-black and navy with a few pops of bold pink.
There was a large range of high end textiles and fur used and it was embellished with feathers and delicate Swarovski crystals. This isn’t a designer who fears going over the top and that sort of “maximalism” is delightful when paired with her forward thinking aesthetic. While modern fashion is often thought of as cold, Lapointe showed that it can be anything but when given her upscale treatment.
Photos: Dominique Pettway