I am sure you can imagine, virtual shows are just not the same as the full experience of an in person show – getting to really see the movement in the clothes, the colors, the fabrics up close and personal. The music choices, the presentation of the show and the overall ambiance. In all honesty, I had pulled back a lot from the virtual space because I just felt a disconnect from it. However, seeing that it is a necessary evil and something here to stay, I realized it is time to really give virtual shows and events a chance. I also realized that this is also a version of artistic expression and it deserves it’s own moment and credit.
My first go-around back did not disappoint. A beautifully curated and well executed virtual fashion show, Kevan Hall created more of a short film to showcase his FW22 collection. After a 20 year hiatus from showing, I believe that he came back with a bang with so many beautiful, elegant styles, and a very lovely overall concept.
The theme: Trading Post. The presentation was fillmed in a warehouse of traditional and contemporary Moroccan and Middle Eastern furniture and antiques. In my opinion this was the perfect setting to compliment the designs. The collection involved textured prints that were inspired by Northern Africa and the use of different materials like jaquard, matleasse, and brocade to take us on a journey through history.
I find that this collection epitomized a fall wardrobe with dark and sophisticated florals, elevated animal prints and beautiful rich colors such as the purple sequence. The foiled accents were stunning and I am so happy that Hall chose to keep the theme running throughout the collection. Also, a sequined pantsuit? Yes please! This one is far more chic than anything you’d find retailed during New Years Eve.
Overall I find this collection to be well curated, wearable, and simply gorgeous. To see the show for yourself, check it out here.
For more on NYFW and more of my in person experiences definitely check out my last post here.