It almost never fails. If you’re at a fashion show — usually downtown — and the audience includes fabulous-looking children, a dog or two, and an arty crowd wearing funky, off-trend clothes, chances are the collection you’re about to see will be just as quirky.
Threeasfour always draws just such a gathering. And this season its designers, Gabi Asfour, Angela Donhauser and Adi Gil, gave them a women’s and men’s lineup that was as much about prints as shapes. Patterns, as clarified in the press notes, were described as “complex interwoven circles of energy transforming in shape, color and flexibility as they radiate around the body.” Picture swirling geometric circle mixes in shades of blue and pink grounded by dark brown on side-slit jumpsuits, an easy sheer caftan over cropped pants, and short cap-sleeved dresses with gill-shaped details or clam-inspired cap sleeves.
The finale look — an elaborately patterned 3-D-printed turquoise dress in a relatively simple cap-sleeved silhouette — was the team’s best offering. But where is it written that fashion has to make sense? Certainly, the descriptions didn’t: the flux dress, the resonant jumpsuit and the frequency bikini.