It sure has been a while since I’ve blogged- let me tell you why.
It is currently New York Fashion Week, where F/W14 Ready-To-Wear, Menswear, and Couture collections are being shown at Lincoln Center and smaller venues all over NYC. That being said here are some good reasons why I’ve been MIA: First off, I intern at Esquire Magazine, so a lot of my free time is now devoted to that. Secondly, I attended the Rag & Bone after party for NYFW this past Saturday evening. It was quite an experience and a generally great one at that. Thirdly, I attended the Ricardo Seco F/W14 Menswear show last night and wanted to hold off blogging until I had pictures and details!
The Venue: the Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts, a somewhat decayed (but beautifully maintained) 1849 Neo-Gothic Jewish Synagogue. However, the eeriness was swallowed in fuchsia and electric blue lighting, a color combination similar to the colors later to be featured in Seco’s FOREVER collection.
The Inspiration: the Kennedy era of the 1960’s. He constructed his collection from the A-line silhouette, a Jackie Kennedy favorite. And with a self-taught ability to design, Seco manipulated fabrics and tailored to achieve a masculine, urban, and timeless twist on an otherwise feminine silhouette.
The Fabrics Used: wool, leather, cashmere, suede, and cotton; a fantastic mix of wintery textures and lighter fabrics to offset the heavier textiles.
The Colors: Seco further drew inspiration from Jackie Kennedy and played with pastels. Now, these hues are normally limited to spring/summer collections, however he successfully meshed baby blue, pink, and lilac with staple colors such as navy, gray, and black.
The Result: A procession of models, sporting oversized jackets, coats, and sweaters over classically tailored, skinny-cut pants and Bermuda shorts, displaying the achievement of Seco’s A-line image. They wore circular sunglasses, slung backpacks over their shoulders, and wore custom New Balance kicks flecked with baby blue, lilac, and pink, all adding to the street style/urban chic effect of the show.
This was Ricardo Seco’s third time showing at NYFW; his first was in 2012 as the very first Mexican designer to show at this event. All in all, this collection was spot on and is bound to bring him further on to the fashion scene.
For more pictures taken yesterday –> Ricardo Seco F/W14
If you want to see Seco’s full collection, click here!
If you want to see more of Seco’s work click here!
Photo Credit: Micayla Lubka, Andre’ Fuqua