Cushnie et Ochs is in a celebratory mood: The New York-based label turns 10 next year, and fall marks the launch of a new handbag category. Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs reflected on a decade in business by going back to what inspired them at the very beginning: art and architecture, particularly the broken glass sculptures of artist Robert Smithson.
Marked by clean lines and sleek cutouts that highlighted the female form, the lineup mixed body-con dresses in stretch viscose with fluid slipdresses and jumpsuits in cool tones of icy blue, citrine, black and white. Separates rounded out the lineup and included a lush navy velvet blazer, ribbed knitwear with fractured shoulder cutouts and a speckled rabbit fur coat. A few looks at the end, embellished with oversize triangle-shaped sequins, resembled shattered glass. The show culminated in a powerful finale as “The Future Is Female” by Madame Gandhi played over the soundtrack, with the Cushnie et Ochs girls marching out one by one, all embodying both sensuality and strength.