Miami, with its Art Deco district and its laid-back vibe, along with “Scarface” character Elvira Hancock (portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer), served as inspirations for the Cushnie et Ochs spring line. “She has always been a point of reference for us, but this time we really tried to bring her look and style to life in the collection,” said Michelle Ochs, cofounder of the brand with Carly Cushnie.
The references cited by the designers were easy to spot in the sensual, feminine lineup: Colorblocking, pastel tones juxtaposed with black-and-white combinations, and graphic silhouettes infused the clothes with a modern edge that exuded a fearless yet elegant femininity. Slipdresses and jumpsuits worked in a range of fabrics, from silk to knitted Lurex, featured strategic cutouts offset by architecture-inspired pleats and other details for a touch of sophistication. And the high slits used on maxidresses and narrow skirts boosted the lineup’s sexy appeal, but it never felt excessive.