British designer Louise Goldin showed at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) for the first time yesterday, and impressed with her 80s-inspired, directional Spring/Summer 2013 collection.
Based around layered, deconstructed silhouettes, Goldin used cutaway detailing, colour-blocking and stripes of alternating fabrics to add interest and play with proportion. Neutral tans and nudes were the base colour palette, while white, coral and cobalt blue lifted the looks and kept them fresh.
Flashes of retro bronze and silver were reflective of the current ‘bad taste’ direction – the sweaters with metallic arrow detailing feel particularly reminiscent of 1980s cult teen movie Back to the Future. Goldin’s signature innovative knitwear came in jacquard lurex, while the slouchy, sports-inspired looks made for a cool, urban aesthetic perfectly suited to New York.
Beauty was also interesting, with hair slicked haphazardly across the face and complexions given a pallid hue with grungy browns on lids and lips.
NYFW finished today, with London Fashion Week kicking off tomorrow.