In his first New York Fashion Week presentation, designer Louis Verdad drew inspiration from fall on the streets of L.A. His goal: To appeal to Millennials everywhere, especially in New York. “As I get older, I understand the vision for fashion is more relaxed,” he said before the show. He presented a lot of daytime options, some good, some forgettable. What worked were updates to classic shirting, laminated denim, a colorful “butterfly” print and a simple sheer black dress. More tricky were the mixed fabric offerings, leathers and overalls; those didn’t feel fresh. If he wants to appeal to the hip Millennial, especially those in New York who already have a lot of great brands to consider, he should explore editing down and expanding the fabrics that provided a bit of polish and edge, like the coated denim blazer and patent leather jacket.

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