Escada kept the same inspirations the design team chose for resort for its spring collection: Isabella Rossellini for the main line and Sofia Coppola for Escada Sport.
References to either muse were difficult to spot in the actual clothes, which took on extremely bold color and color-blocking in the mainline and generic denim and sporty parka/windbreakers in the sport line.
The main collection’s attempt to modernize with a focus on classic separates silhouettes was compromised by some unwieldy color combinations, for example, a magenta blazer over a cobalt blue top and white pants, all with a satiny sheen. There was an orange story, followed by a mint-green-dominated delivery. The best things were the simplest: a white shirtdress with tiny jeweled embroidery and a striped shirtdress with nice movement.
C2H4 Los Angeles Men’s Spring 2018: Chen wanted to design laboratory workwear for the year 2082.
Theory Men’s Spring 2018: The collection marked the debut of new designer Martin Andersson.
General Idea Men’s Spring 2018: The designer offered a modern interpretation of hippie culture.
Raun Larose Men’s Spring 2018: Eighties tech start-ups provided inspiration for the line.