NU-MODE´ NYFW SERIES ONE.
Words Alexandra Stevens
German designer Joyce Darkoh proves ladies know a little something about menswear with her eponymous line, her 2015 Fall/Winter runway a crisp collection of black, red, and plaid. Darkoh’s pieces reveal layers as they approach - from far away it’s just a deep burgundy suit jacket, but up close it’s a detailed brocade. Models were outfitted in lace-up leather boots in black and brown, paired with a sultry brown smokey eye.
Images Courtesy Of Darkoh
Touted as one to watch after last year’s runner-up of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, Mrs. Roche (Ryan can be a girl’s name too!) lived up to lofty expectations with a stunning lineup of creamy cashmere neutrals. The High Line Hotel’s magnificent ballroom stood fortress against a row of oversized layers; capes, ponchos, and heavy knits created a monochrome rainbow that melted from camel to nude to cream to grey to black. Perfectly disheveled updos and dewy faces lent feminine appeal to slouchy ankle socks and shiny leather oxfords and booties.
Images Courtesy Of Ryan Roche
Sibling duo Meggie and Chris Kempner make up the young label that, in less than a year since hitting the scene, has already graced the cover of Vanity Fair via a gilded bronze jumpsuit. Kempner’s Fall/Winter presentation was sweet and easy, with a wearable familiarity in preppy stripes and wrap dresses that suggest Meggie’s days with Ralph Lauren. While pattern mixing, sequins, and cut outs aren’t exactly pushing any boundaries, Kempner shows commercial promise with classic, ready-to-wear designs.
Make-up by Bobbi Brown, Hair by Oribe, Nails by Priti NYC, Bags by Emily Cho
Other sponsors: Perrier, Ming Yu Wang, Falke, and Harmless Harvest
Photography Eli Schmidt