At the Narciso Rodriguez show there sat Gloria Estefan at the front row and her Latin beat was playing on repeat. This led to thinking that Rodriguez would show some of his passionate roots for fall. It turns out that he had something else in mind for his collection. "There's so much inspiration that went into it," Rodriguez said after the show. "Collaging, collecting, color, film stills, many artists, the film world. A lot of thinking."
The first look that came out was a chartreuse coat that was architectural and tailored in a modern bell shape. What followed were dresses draped around the torso, where there was a playful mixture of matte and shiny that accentuated the figure. Coats had a bell shaped volume that started at the waist and falling in A-line shapes from the shoulders and had a nice twist of a look at them. A pair of beaver coats were color blocked in warm autumn shades and looked fab. There was a saffron and burgundy dress that looked as though it had two looks in one.
Sexy looks such as a double layered tweed and flannel bustier and a tank stitched from black lace and embroidered silk were slightly awkward yet they were attention getters. The same lesson was applied to narrow bias cut silk evening skirts that fluttered and gave runway wind a good name. Pants were not so much on Rodriguez's mind yet the ones he presented were beautifully crisp, tailored and perfect. The introduction of his show and handbag collections debut here and they were precious and were a strong addition. They were a mixture of alligator, lizard, and python with suede in geometric ways.
Rodriguez used his strong sense of construction skills, layering different colors and fabrics that only he can do so successfully. The minimalism was sensual and the looks were all clean and polished. The colors in this collection may have looked moody but they were absolutely gorgeous either together or by themselves. Narciso Rodriguez is a name which is a stamp in American Fashion and it is a pleasure seeing it every season.