CITY LIT INSTINCT
GLOSSY FACADES AND ELEVATED HEIGHTS GIVE RISE TO THE WILD URBAN GRID. PELTS AND SKINS WALK THE URBAN JUNGLE TERRAIN THIS SEASON AND WHEN IT COMES TO ROUGHING IT THROUGH THE METROPOLE, INSTINCT KICKS IN TO WALK OR RUN.
City instinct crosses streets from all angles of the globe. Alber Elbaz revisited his home grounds of Morocco where tasselled memory lines evoked snakeskin patchwork, leather harnesses and goat hair trims. Lanvin’s hand beaded flora ricocheted chiffon off the crafted millinery of Saharan sun stroked hat brims. More snakes at Marni brought forth a female warrior within a cosmopolitan subtext, belted in python and protected in fur cut eccentric. Rick Owens created a stellar landscape by way of city tribalism. Mayan Mexico bound his geometric shapes, gladiator sandals and earth toned fur into the realm of golden constructivist Art Deco facades. Dark pop wound leopard print to Haider Ackermann’s urban reflection, where his slick leather legs fanned alongside a sharp palm edge for late night dimmed lights. Abstraction with sculptural slashes shaped the pelts at Proenza Schouler where the girls faced a full step of light in shoulder feathered shields. Artistry stayed close to wild grounds as Erdem’s metallic woven textiles and botanical prints mixed in among wild fur trappings. The urban jungle takes some cues from tradition this season and Valentino kept the mood historically Roman, artistic muses called in an exotic influence with a dragon knit sweater that met the orient. Dries Van Noten remoulded the jungle’s regal tinge with a khaki dress feathered at the neck. The lush fabric of the waist bound skirt merged ornate with utility to sweep more unchartered concrete trails through the city.
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