Charles Youssef went high-tech for spring — teaming with Samsung and TRESemmé to create a virtual reality experience at his presentation. “I was approached by them and thought it would be great to integrate this into my format,” he said. “It’s time for fashion and tech to start merging more.”
Guests were handed virtual reality goggles to view the model-lined stage as they moved amid the different video vignettes surrounding them. Clothing-wise, it was a pastel feast of mostly dresses (the designer’s forte). “I was really inspired by Esther Stocker’s striped wallpapers that become a geometric shape and Matthieu Venot’s pastels,” he said.
The result: cute dresses — a blue belted shirt dress with angular-cut sleeves; a pink and blue silk T-shirt dress with zigzag trim, and a white off-the-shoulder shirtdress with iridescent belt and straps — that nonetheless felt a bit flat.