FASHION WEEK: NOLCHA FASHION WEEK RECAP – KATTY XIOMARA S/S 2015
She opens the runway with a plush pink satin dress reminiscent of Lauren Bacall’s provocative charm. Continuing with the classic chic theme, she works with multiple shades of the cherry blossom color working with rounded collars, watercolor flower prints, and girlish pleats.
Transitioning into periwinkle, the collection starts to unravel a casual cool mood with thick-cuffed shorts, cropped pants, and buttoned gingham skirts. Dappled with eyelet patterns, she retains her signature feminine flare to these boyish pieces.
Exiting the coquettish pastel themes and hitting richer hues, the collection unravels intricate tie details on a dark burgundy shirt and pant combination. Bright corals are used for womanly silhouettes emphasizing the waist and carved with slits showing off some leg. The navy looks preserve the cool modest demeanor that the blue series emphasize.
Closing her collection with a greyscale palette, Xiomara ends with clean serious lines with black cigarette pant looks, and bomber-inspired collars over grid patterned cuffed blouses. The collars are higher and look even qi-pao inspired in the all-black ensemble. To balance the comely polished feel, she adds tulip hems and subtle slits.
Since her fall/winter 14-15 preview last season, Katty Xiomara’s keen eye for textile and execution has been much-anticipated. Her debut solo exhibition could not have been engineered more flawlessly.
Images courtesy of Arthur Mandel of Nolcha Fashion Week