Johanna Senyk sent a wide array of looks down her first ready-to-wear runway show for Wanda Nylon, with some — such as a gray jersey dress with a cutout back — veering sharply away from the label’s traditional focus on water-repellent fabrics. Even the format sent a message of change: Attendees were given white hard hats, the runway backdrop was scaffolding, and a welder made sparks fly to start the proceedings.
The lineup was a veritable mash-up: Trenches, in various colors and fabrics, morphed into a jumpsuit, wrap-around skirt and dress. Sexier numbers included a body-hugging top and leggings in black Lurex and a white leotard under plastic see-through rainwear. An eye-catching metallic iridescent fabric was used in various pieces as well.
The collection had many layers — literally and figuratively — resulting in a novel, if slightly confusing, effect.