2015 Fall Ready-to-Wear

Narciso Rodriguez

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Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015

Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015

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  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015
  • Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015

Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2015

The collection beautifully delivered feminine opulence for the purist.

It would have been nearly impossible to tell that Narciso Rodriguez’s fall collection was largely inspired by Maharaja without hearing it from the designer himself. It’s far from his modernist style to play a reference straight, particularly one associated with extravagance and extreme decoration, two qualities at odds with Rodriguez’s unadorned, streamlined aesthetic. Yet it was captivating to see his expert distillation of the ornate visual traditions of Indian royalty — bold color, embroideries and noble shapes — into fresh ideas that completely belonged to him. The collection beautifully delivered feminine opulence for the purist.

The show opened with a regal silhouette: a sweeping black sleeveless coat with contrasting ivory lining over a clingy sheer jersey top and an A-line ivory skirt. Rodriguez introduced his new elongated, sinuous look in his default colors before layering in more daring hues in striking combinations. Blush paired with black led to orange and pink, then marigold and mint with deep aubergine. He highlighted one vivid element at a time, using a stretch, body-stockinglike nude jersey top to show off the graceful cut of a pair of high-waisted pink crepe pants.

The bullion embroideries were rich but restrained, traced in black and rose gold over an illustrated floral motif on a liquid bonded silk tank dresses cut with sporty allure. Small-busted women, rejoice — some of the slip styles were so tiny and bare on top that anyone wearing more than an A cup needn’t bother.

Rodriguez closed the show with a majestic, modern proposition for evening: a white single-shoulder bonded-silk top, bias cut and draped around the body like a spare sari over black silk pants. It was rich in its simplicity. A woman can have her cake and be sleek and urban, too.

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