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NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Day 4

berenik_ss17Swiss born, New York based designer Veronika Brusa showcased BERENIK’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection on Sunday, September 11th, 2016 at the old Pearl River Mart building in the heart of Soho. Veronika pulled inspiration from her own conceptual dream state and her diverse range of abstract paintings. She then combined those elements with the digital cloudscape print designed by artist Jack Hardwicke. Infused together, the garments have a familiar gentle vibe and a deep summery mood. Maintaining BERENIK’s consistent free-flowing silhouettes, Veronika preserved the feminine form while incorporating a neutral color palette of sand grey, night navy, dusty rose and black. Recyclable triacetate from Japan commingled with natural fibers such as silk, cupro and viscose to produce smooth minimal shapes. There was an air of effortless ease and an essence of supreme comfort. Veronika’s deep personal connection with the visual arts is evident is all her designs and this season for Berenik was no exception.

custo_barcelona_ss17For his SS17 collection, with the overarching theme “more is more,” Custo Dalmau brings the brand a big step forward. “More” is the key concept and the response to every possible question: more elaborate, 100% hand-sewn pieces, more wealth of materials, more creativity and a more powerful, more intense silhouette. In this collection, Custo Barcelona sought a return to the richness of using multiple fabrics in every piece, combining them in harmonious ways to create exceptional garments. Dozens of different threads were used to produce highly visual fabrics that are a far cry from prints. Sequins on silk, transparencies with a shiny finish, metallic, multicolored patches and Lurex fringe are just some of the components of a collection that floods the senses.

custo_barcelona_ss17_2The color palette includes mixtures of rose petal and aged gold, optic white and terra cotta hues, bubblegum pink and mauve-vivid colors, often mixed with black and bright textures, that serve as the common thread throughout the collection.For men, the “Way More” philosophy is applied in shirts with bright embroidery, skinny-cut trousers with detailing on the sides, fully embroidered or semi-transparent shirts, sequined or devoré velvet T-shirts and transparent trench coats. The bomber jackets, trench coats and suit jackets are the perfect accessory for this new athletically inspired collection in luxury fabrics. In attendance at the show were actresses Kelly Berglund, Amber Coney and Violett Beane as well as model Chantel Jeffries and singer Kayla Brianna. The catwalk was graced by both of Custo’s daughters who were walking the show.


erin_fetherston_ss17Erin Fetherston was joined by Alyssa Campanella, Ann Dexter-Jones, Audrey Esparza (in Erin Fetherston dress), Arden Wohl, Black Atlass, Brooke Hil, Chantel Jeffries (in Erin Fetherston velvet suit), Cory Kennedy, Emma Snowdon-Jones, Isabella Peschardt (in Erin Fetherston denim dress and clutch), Jack Gilinsky, Jasmine Poulton (in Erin Fetherston black floral dress), Gabe Saporta, Giovanna Battaglia, Larsen Thompson (in Erin Fetherston black dress with floral print), Madison Beer (in Erin Fetherston black vest), Melanie Chandra (in Erin Fetherston floral dress with flower details), Sarah Ellen, and Suede Brooks (in Erin Fetherston blue, pink, and green floral dress), to celebrate her 10 year anniversary of showing in New York Fashion Week!


“This collection is not just ‘Spring 17’, or my ten-year anniversary collection, but more like Chapter One of what I hope will be a very long novel, ” says fashion designer Erin Fetherston of her long awaited designer revival. While Fetherston will wholesale the collection to select retailers, she’s focused on creating a unique direct-to-consumer experience, which dovetails with her new wave approach to design.  “Some pieces will never go on sale,” the designer explains, “Others will be limited edition exclusives, sprinkled in from time to time with lots of collaborations to keep things exciting.”

erin_fetherston_ss17_3On the heels of launching her first home collection, Erin Fetherston x Fragments Identity, the designer presents three additional collaborations for her Spring 2017 runway show; a denim line with Parker Smith, a see-now-buy-now jewelry capsule with Unearthen, as well as a see-now-buy-now shoe with Tkees.  “I love collaborating”, says Fetherston, “It’s a way to constantly add newness to the collection and introduce an array of price points. It aligns the design process with the way women really shop.”


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