And as the brand would say — What better way to say something nice than with flowers?!?
Looks, left to right — (1) Collarless tulle shell jacket with metallic zipper, luxe jogger pant with sailor-style closure & smocking gathered cuff in colorful floral prints; (2) Tank dress with horizontal pleating details at empire waistband in Mexicana floral print; (3) Loose-fit tank jumpsuit in kaleidoscopic peacock feather print with drawstring waistband, wide leg pant in ethnic print. A collection all about some florals — flowers freshly cut from an imaginary garden — daisies, tropical hibiscus, & Mexican dahlias. The kaleidoscopic effect is representative of blossoming, to help in inspiring happiness, one blossom at a time!
For this recent MBFW/NYFW, Desigual & designer Monsieur Christian Lacroix presented a S/S 2015 collection to a very hyped & energetic crowd in The Theatre at Lincoln Center. The show is definitely one you won’t forget! Not only are the pieces refreshing, but the crowd’s energy is at an all-time high, and the models are doing more than working the runway — they are exuding radiance and positivity with each strut! And to kick off this phenomenal runway, Desigual brought on board Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima!
And she looked great in every look!
Loose-fit floral Hawaiian print top & shorts in die-cut floral print
Florals were a huge part of this collection. And were so in order to celebrate the season’s warm weather such as the desert roses seen above.
Sleeveless trapeze dress with beaded applique design on decolletage in crinkly chiffon, colorful shoulder bag with iconic Desigual galactic prints
Draped bodice minidress with asymmetrical hem, dropped shoulder & organic mandala motifs on a black background, shoulder bag in black & colorful galactic print
Maxi with princess seamed fitted bodice, pleated at the waist for a full skirt in a colorful floral print
She was right on trend when it came to showcasing the brand’s inspirations for this presentation — nature’s flora & fauna, a true multi-cultural bouquet.
I also gotta give a shout-out to another familiar face for myself, top model & winner from ANTM cycle 6 — Dani!!
Fit & flare tank dress in romantic prints with tulle yoke and hem. Embellished shoulder bag with contrasting top-stitching
Deep v-neck sleeveless dress, fitted bodice to lowered waist & bubble skirt in galactic motif prints. Patchwork fold-over clutch
Jade, white, & onyx tones serve as the backdrop to this collection.
Varsity style jacket in Jacquard weave w/ double layer raw edge open front, top in embroidered tulle & flowy mini shorts, with hand embroidered design.
Each piece is lush with poppy red, saffron, or teal. All in all creating looks that are reminiscent of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Tropical floral print, lightweight crepe dress with beading at the neckline. Semi-structured leather shoulder bag in sunset ombre tones.
or, the underwater vegetation of Atlantis.
Lightweight crepe tank jumpsuit in colorful Mexicana flower & Mediterranean stripe print
Additional amazing aspects for this collection — a cool Mediterranean spirit combined with South American motifs
Maxi tribal print tank dress with beading on a v-neckband with gathered waist. Patchwork fold-over clutch.
classic English garden blooms meeting the Iberian Peninsula’s landscape
Sheer Indian inspired dress in organic hues with floral motifs, crew neckline, and satin trim above dropped shoulder. Leather crossbody bag with floral & galactic motifs.
& a western countryside influenced by sweeping European geometry.
Sleeveless playsuit in blue transparencies and galactic printed satin w/ gathered waist, French pockets, and straight-leg cropped pants.
There were plenty of high profile guests for the front row —
- Sin City 2 star Rosario Dawson
- French model Camille Rowe
- Supermodel Poppy Delevingne
- Socialite Olivia Palermo
- OITNB star Laura Gomez
- Breaking Bad star RJ Mitte
- Miss USA 2012 Nana Meriwether
- Vanderpump Rules’ Pandora Vanderpump
Additional show details —
- Stylist — Jess Monterde
- Hair — Marco Santini for Amika, pictures below — I will take that sign!
- Make-up: Gordon Espinet and the MAC Pro team
- Casting — Maurilio for MTC Casting
- Lighting — IMCD
- Staging — Bernhard-Link Theatrical
- Music — Javier Peral
- Producer — Jay Arcos for Moda Tech, Inc.
- Front of House/PR — Deborah Hughes
- Nails — Keri Blair for MAC
Nail discussion creates the perfect segway into looking at some of the stunning accessories for the Desigual runway presentation — handbags, totes, clutches, headpieces, jewelry, & more!
This was a mind-blowingly amazing show. I can’t wait for next season’s presentation!!