Clothes in an art gallery, judged by the tenets of modern art — this was the concept of Reed Krakoff, who eschewed a show this season in favour of a presentation.
“A colour field,” said the designer, explaining the prevalence of blue in the model line up.
Krakoff reeled off more fashion definitions in his collection: “Lace, perforation, macramé, bead embroidery…” He also spoke about his belief in technical fabrics and utilitarian materials.
It all added up to streamlined dresses, perhaps with a geometric insert at the side of a simple dress; or white shoulders creating an angular change of colour on a shiny blue dress. Marabou around the ankles added a flutter to high-heeled sandals.
The problem of a static presentation is precisely that: the lack of movement. But Krakoff was smart enough to have digital images to show the clothes in motion.