With inspirations ranging from Brigitte Bardot to Batista’s Cuba and Eighties aerobics, designers created often-felicitous mixes of past and present.
Cynthia Steffe: Cynthia Steffe had a Sixties moment, and a sexy one at that. Her Brigitte-Bardot-meets-Jean-Shrimpton collection was playful and seductive without being trashy or falling prey to retro kitsch. Some of the strongest pieces were the baby floral denim group, a Swiss dotted strapless dress and a slew of satin gym shorts. She also sent out pintucked dresses with deep V-necks, little satin bomber jackets and a fringe-detailed top, all that could have been part of Bardot’s movie getups. Her off-the-shoulder sweatshirt with laser cuts worn over tight black satin cropped pants screamed sex kitten. She pulled in a posh element with piped trenches and little black dresses, capris and corseted suits. Overall, this was one of Steffe’s strongest efforts.
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A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"