I don’t usually cover shows that I am sat second row at, but this one was an exception. It’s 10 whole years of Cushnie et Ochs.
Set inside the empty Pier 17 in Manhattan’s lower seaport; the runway was a *long* one with the show beginning with all models standing behind white screens in a gallery-type exhibition style. All 34 models walked out in block colours wearing recognisable silhouettes from duo Michelle and Carly. Notable colours of neutral palettes of white, black, nude, gray, silver and hot magenta. (N.B – hot magenta – colour I can only assume is the seasonal trend – from New York anyway).
Forever a brand about empowering women, the fall winter collection taken inspiration from the late Zaha Hadid. “Zaha Hadid was the Queen of the Curve.” Ochs mentioned. “An icon with the fearless ability to push boundaries in all aspects of work. Her architecture will always be something that we look to inspiration, as she was truly a visionary- a woman who empowered women everywhere.” With this said, the collection held sleek, easy jumpsuits; roomy trousers that looked like liquid silk; body-con dresses with interestingly placed cutouts; and embellished suiting. Something to appeal to every market.
The girls certainly know what they’re good at: making women feel strong and sexy.