Designer Sally LaPointe's work is said to be “about evoking a certain emotion to the viewer, to create a feeling a mood, to tell a story". Her latest ready-to-wear collection, presented Friday at the Highline Stages, achieved just that. Inspired by the deli flowers seen lining city streets, their "enticing sadness" and "beautiful and dreary simplicity", the Spring 2014 collection was all about shape and silhouette.
The show's zen-like atmosphere lended itself well to the collection, providing an eerie yet soothing atmosphere for showgoers. Long, lean lines, seen in the form of slender trousers, pencil skirts, tunics and jackets were offset by masterful draping, folding, orgami-like details and voluminous shapes throughout. While a neutral color pallette ranging from delicate powdery shades to glossy blacks anchored the collection, tile-like geometric patterns, muted florals and bright pops of yellow and chartreuse echoed throughout.
Sheer organza softened tweeds, leather and lambskin as gold accents added an air of modern freshness to the more sophisticated and refined looks in the collection. Depicting further the temperament of simplicity, models paraded down the runway with sleek, lengthy tresses by celebrity stylist Danilo and complementing clean, bare faces by Kabuki and the M.A.C. Pro Team.