SPRING 2016 READY TO WEAR
“Kind of chilled out.” That’s the manner by which designer Amy Smilovic described her most recent excursion, which was about simplicity—something we’ll undoubtedly be appreciative for when the sticky days of summer (or, as for today’s situation, early fall) begin rolling in again.
As a rule, silhouettes were long and free and for the most part came in silk or cotton. Smilovic said she was propelled by recent trips to Miami and Malibu, which put her on a helpful kick and got her thinking about individuality. “I think with the entire normcore thing individuals fall too much into uniforms,” she said. “I know I’m craving to blend it up.” For Smilovic that implied getting out of her comfort zone, working with components that are “practically tacky,” and making them more refined. The once-loathed Bermuda short, which arrived in a variety of hues and materials including an astounding luminous silk fabric, were an accumulation’s backbone. Color combinations, like forest green offset by a muted turquoise or sapphire combined with slate blue, were delightfully off-kilter. Smilovic is not a sequin individual, but rather in the soul of taking a stab at something new, she coated dresses, skirts, tops, and shorts in the gleaming stuff—tweaking silhouettes and palette to guarantee it kept focused on the right side of tacky. For example, on some sequin shorts, the crotch and hem were dropped and the silhouette kept free, “to turn on its ear what you would envision, when you think about a Miami lady in a sequin short.”
The sequins were utilized to surprisingly modern and wonderful impact on an ankle-grazing dress, which came in black and pale pink and interspersed strips of the sparkly material with sheer fabric in the same shade. In any case, the dress that each fashion girl will need to wear come spring was the slinky slip dress in nude or oxblood, overhauled with a round neckline and thick straps. Smilovic frequently styles her own particular shows yet this season she worked with Vanessa Traina Snow, and the beautician’s skill for moderation can be found in these unadorned slip dresses, which were worn without adornments. Hope to see those and the billowy off-the-shoulder tops on the street next season.