15 Feb Show Review: Laquan Smith Fall 2017 Presentation
Laquan Smith turned up the heat for his Fall 2017 presentation. Held at the swanky Samsung 837 space in the Meatpacking District, the venue was filled with celebrities, stylists, socialites, publicists, press and fashion hopefuls eager to take a glimpse of the upcoming collection.
Smith’s Fall 2017 collection provides a range that reaches all extremes. On one end of the spectrum, the designer manages to waken your inner dominatrix with latex bodycon dresses and mini skirts with lace-up puffer thigh-high boots.
On the end, neutral jumpsuits and dresses are partnered with exciting pieces that can stand strongly by themselves. The fluffy, long sleeve, off-the-shoulder top is a statement piece in itself but when paired with the textured trousers, it takes the ensemble to another level.
Smith mixes both themes to fuse the idea of dainty and sexy. This is expressed in the latex midi skirt and with fluffy cropped jacket or the latex bodysuit and the full-length skirt and crop top.
And for those who fall in between, he presents textured pieces in various silhouettes that can be inserted into a variety of life events. The black, full-length dress, which featured long sleeves and a high neck, could be worn on any red carpet. The shorter version was designed for the woman who aims to redefine the ‘little black dress.’
The choice of styling for this collection was genius. Reminiscent of 1990’s grunge, the models donned slicked back buns and long bangs swept to the side, with hair sponsored by Outre.
Laquan Smith NEVER disappoints. For more shots from the presentation, visit our gallery. In the meantime, what do you think? Are you feelin’ the Fall 2017 collection?