Thursday, January 14, 2016

DESIGNER FEATURE : CUSHNIE ET OCHS PRE-FALL 2016


 

Cushnie Et Ochs Is One Of My Favorite Designers Right Now And My Love Has Grown So Much Over The Past Two Years Since I Discover Them. Today I'll be showing their Pre-Fall 2016 Presentation which I'm so obsessed with. 

They Totally Know How To Dress A woman To look classy But still sexy without exposing a lot to look trashy. Every season they get better and better and this season is no different. I love the edgy cut outs and wide leg pants to the asymmetric skirt etc. 


 
This season, Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs had the very clever idea of paying homage to the sari by, essentially, using Western dressmaking methods as a cheat—they conjured the garment’s drape and asymmetry by sewing on a bit of draped material here, or tying scarf-like lengths of fabric off to one side. Pencil-shaped dresses with silk draped off one shoulder, and choli-esque fitted material placed underneath, paid the plainest tribute to the sari; elsewhere, a tailored top with a wavy hem or an asymmetric jumpsuit with a deconstructed blazer top de-literalized the reference, almost to the vanishing point. 
Cushnie and Ochs also riffed on India via their colors: The palette of ochre and brackish green and orchid steered clear of Indian fashion’s signature of bright yellows and pinks, suggesting the earthier hues of the landscape instead. The designers demonstrated similar understatement in the collection’s textures, the richest of which were found in their burnout satin and velvet, suede and quilted jacquard. Eschewing embellishment, they let the materials do the talking instead. The one exception to that rule was in a cable-knit embroidery, redolent at once of fisherman’s sweaters and Indian seed embroidery. (It’s a technique Ochs and Cushnie should consider evolving in future collections, to different effect.) The material richness here served to elevate the collection, as did its sense of circumspection: Though there were some skin-baring looks, for the most part these clothes erred on the decorous side. They seemed easy to wear—no lessons in the art of sari-draping required. 


Enjoy the full collection below muahh 

AshSlay xoxo


 








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