For fall, Jonathan Simkhai explored new ways to fuse power and strength with romance — a fitting theme for his Valentine’s Day show. Informed by the work of Spanish neo-futuristic artist and architect Santiago Calatrava, Simkhai’s form-fitting silhouettes, which ranged from peplum and bell-sleeve tops to flouncy trumpet gowns, were all cut for a sculpted feel.

 

Silk fringe added a feminine flair to the collection’s monochromatic looks, which were also accented with fox fur for a touch of glamour. The intricate, embroidered patterns on his signature lace dresses riffed on Calatrava’s bridge design and sculpture work, characterized by the suspension of geometric forms with tensions and cables.

By  on February 14, 2016

For fall, Jonathan Simkhai explored new ways to fuse power and strength with romance — a fitting theme for his Valentine’s Day show. Informed by the work of Spanish neo-futuristic artist and architect Santiago Calatrava, Simkhai’s form-fitting silhouettes, which ranged from peplum and bell-sleeve tops to flouncy trumpet gowns, were all cut for a sculpted feel.

 

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