WHAT: Karen Walker Space Bug Crystal Turquoise Sunglasses WHY: This modern take on a retro silhouette is both glamorous and…
Narciso Rodriguez: Clean lines and gorgeous color blocking are de rigueur for minimalism maestro Narciso Rodriguez. His Fall offering was no exception, starting with the first few looks, which were exceptionally cut and done in shades of poppy, magenta, and rust. Impeccable seaming prevailed on cap-sleeved frocks. Meanwhile, sharply-cut wool toppers were cheekily lined with coordinating colors, meant to be worn with chic insouciance: flapping open, perhaps sans a scarf. Work-apropos riffs on suiting managed to be simultaneously elegant and tastefully sensual, in sensible charcoals and blacks. Sparkle gets a subdued treatment under Rodriguez’s watch, with a series of earthily hued shifts and tops streaked with monotone metallic beading wrapping up the show.
New Zealand-based designer Karen Walker’s eyewear campaigns have a bit of a cult following thanks to their always-original perspective. Last season, Walker used photog Ari Seth Cohen of the blog Advanced Style to shoot her eyewearon models ranging in age from 65 to 92 years old.