Finally Trinidadian designers have done the country proud by their showings at NYFW!
On September 7th, amongst other captivating shows, Adrian Foster and Charu Lochan Dass premiered their spring collections.
It was great! If you’ve been following the blog, you’ll know I’ve been a fan of both Adrian and Charu for a while (I’ve posted on them both before – about them), so I expected their shows to be nothing but great- and were they ever!
I’m so proud of them, and sincerely hope to see more talented Trinis showing in the International Fashion Weeks. I expect that these premier collections will help to bring attention to our fantastic local fashion scene and that further offerings will have more even international coverage.
Read on for my favorite looks from both the Adrian Foster and CLD NYFW S/s 2015 shows!
Adrian Foster’s collection epitomizes what modern Caribbean fashion should be. It’s simple, effortlessly elegant and extremely wearable as resort, every day and international wear. His show presented a beautiful array of lust – worthy pieces in natural fabrics like luxurious silks in cool colours and with outlines. It’s hard to pick a favourite look! The collection is strongly Asian inspired, with Japanese kimono and origami influences evident in many pieces. In my opinion, his best work is always seen in his simplest pieces- his all-white looks and graphic chevron patterns are my favorites.
CLD- Charu Lochan Dass
Charu Lochan Dass returned to NYFW for the second time with a strong collection. Called Boho Glam, it’s full of elegant, effortless looks with sumptuous details and luxurious fabrics. There’s a strong sixties vibe that’s sexy and extremely glamorous. Her evening wear is to die for and pieces like her gold kaftan would be at home from a cocktail party to a yacht, anywhere in the world. True Caribbean glam! It’s the perfect collection for an elegant bohemian goddess!
I wish that I could provide more photographs of the collection, but so far, pictures are pretty hard to come by. I’ve included a clip of the final runway walk to make up for the lack of illustration.
Some fab design from my little island in the Caribbean!