Victor Alfaro continued with the edgier, more casual attitude he experimented with for pre-fall. Departing from the high polish he had been dealing in for several seasons was a risk, but it paid off. “Every one of my stores got it,” he said of the feedback he received for resort.

He pushed it a bit further for spring, taking a strong, graphic position with black-and-white looks and abstract prints done on long dresses with a Victorian-meets-modern street vibe. The slipdress over T-shirt look he witnessed all over New York City this summer stuck with him. “It looked so cool but it’s never the perfect neckline,” he said, His solution was to lower the neckline to a jumper-style on long viscose georgette dresses with asymmetric ruffles and raw hems and layer them over a devoré T-shirt, creating a nifty dress/skirt hybrid. One of Alfaro’s core concepts is pieces that can be easily layered to create a “system.” Here, he applied that to sporty bodysuits with corset seaming at the waist that were worn open over long, neo-mourning skirts, and a raw white denim corset vest cut with a racer back and zip front that brought a tough romance to the flowing maxidresses. Getting in touch with the street suits Alfaro’s natural sophistication.

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