Backstage before their fall show, wearing a couple of looks from their collection that didn’t make the runway cut, Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs discussed the season’s muse: 1920s actress Louise Brooks. “We imagined her going on this traveling circus tour,” Cushnie said.
In their glamorous lineup, which translated to a modern take on Roaring Twenties-era style — stripes, ruffles and flapper fringe all were offered with a seductive wink. In addition to the duo’s signature stretch viscose cutout gowns and tuxedo suiting, of which there were plenty, Cushnie and Ochs imbued their lineup with fluidity via bias-cut gowns in champagne, navy and ruby-red silk and velvet. A bold ruffled minidress in black patent leather conveyed the rebellious modernity that defines Brooks’ legacy.