Collina Strada catwalk show report S/S 2016 for NYFW
If you are unfamiliar with the Collina Strada girl, then she will be easy to spot in the newest collection. There is a definite unity of theme in the Collina Strada presentation entitled Reshape. The set, resembling a rock formation, included stools of marble and onyx made by Social+Studies. The models, appearing as laborers in their mechanic style shirts and jackets, also had white paint on their hands.
New York transplant Hillary Taymor brought us a mainly neutral palette, which popped against the pink stone rock backdrop. Silhouettes were boxy, as the designer tried to reshape minimalism for everyday essentials. Lambskin leather, linen, bull-denim, and even suede bring a sense of luxury to the minimalist designs through the materials. The gold jewelry, which was a collaboration with brand Another Feather, give a much needed touch of softness. The presentation accompanied by a live performance by Cara Stricker featuring the band Drool.
Since graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in LA, Taymor has created a very strong vision for her brand. Her twisted aesthetic has earned her a spot on Style.com’s ones to watch list, as well as features in Vogue, WWD, Elle and the NY Times.
This collection completely encapsulates the Collina Strada design aesthetic of a raw, yet tough femininity. The young, independent woman will feel right at home in these new effortless looks.
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