Chelsea Goldman’s fourth collection for CF. Goldman — her most ambitious yet, topping out at about 40 looks — played with themes of sportswear and utility. “The utilitarian thing has been a buzzword lately,” said Goldman. “So we thought, how can we make it delicate, sexy and cool?”
Pulling inspiration from the works of emerging artist Ross Iannatti, whose work includes a series of used airbags that he repurposed and stitched together, Goldman rendered her fall collection in mixed textures such as jacquard, nylon and color-blocked faux fur. The arty reference was most obvious in her offbeat outerwear: a few gray wool coats featured screen-printed geometric shapes in pastel colors. Dresses and tops in one-shoulder silhouettes bore a subtle sensuality, tempering the collection’s utility details, such as waterproof zippers. For evening, a hunter green one-shoulder jumpsuit done in terry was unexpectedly elegant.