Now that the spring/summer 2012 shows are all finito, let’s take some time to sit back, relax, and reflect on the whirlwind of shows this season! One of the first ones I got to attend this season was Sid Neigum, a Canadian-born, NY-based designer, and it was love at first sight. I was especially a fan of his F/W collection, and was excited to see what he’d come up with for the lighter season!
The opening of the show was great: dark and moody, all the models coming out and standing presentation-style for a moment. Props to Sid (or whoever) for opening and closing the show with beaut androgynous models (John Cherkas, Andrej Pejic)– it definitely worked with the styling.
Lots of black for spring, which is a good-different, and mixed in are some teal (including an amazing bright teal/turquoise leather jacket with cutout shoulders! love!), copper, and tan. Great structured pieces, nicely contrasted by the more relaxed, colourful prints.
My favourite: the dramatic-slash-hysterical leather eyebrows and intense ballerina buns, accessorized with long leather ties/whips by The Fashion Collective‘s Dwayne Kennedy, from his new accessories line Leatherheads.
We saw some wooden flatform-esque type shoes that made the models walk like angry and uncomfortable, but beautiful, people. One male model rocked wedges all the way through!
Overall, the collection had a very eastern feel (which might give into the collections name, “East Meets East”) and was very well done. Definitely a memorable show and many pieces are going on my spring/summer wishlist!