Desigual catwalk show report A/W 2015 for NYFW
Black and white geometric pieces, multicolour patterns, and distinct fabric textures filled the catwalk at the Desigual show on February 12th. The Yes collection speaks Desigual’s motto“la vida es chula” (life is cool).
Many pieces resemble watercolour and abstract paintings that are brought to life through the models, who are adorned with multi-hued pom-pom hats and wild, curly, teased manes. It feels like strolling through a vibrant landscape full of colourful flowers of all kinds.
The entire collection is composed of African-inspired, black and white prints and multi-hued embroideries, some reminiscent of 70s fashion, oriental carpet motifs and Baroque tapestries woven into vivid abstraction. The mood is secured by bursts of medieval gemstones, contemporary paintings and exotic flower bouquets, all portrayed on printed tulles, jacquards, embossed hair and duchess satin.
Desigual represents a global world, one which is positive and optimistic. Model Chantelle Winnie adds diversity to the Yes collection and to the fashion world in general. She struts down the runway with confidence and poise. Winnie was diagnosed with vitiligo at age four, the same skin disorder Michael Jackson had. She was chosen last year to be the face of Desigual. It is clear that she is a reflection of Desigual’s bold patterns and bright colors.
Overall, you can feel the spirit of the many cultures set deep within the silhouettes. One can clearly see the Mediterranean influence within the Yes collection alone. It’s a highlight of the entire show. Sun, light, passion and a zest for life.
Photos: Adnan Mohamedy
For further information on the Desigual A/W15 collection visit here.