NEW YORK FASHION WEEK REVIEW
MOST IMPRESSIVE COLLECTION: LOUIS VERDAD 2017
Louis Verdad is a Mexican-American designer who was discovered by Madonna's stylist Arianne Phillips, back in 2000.
At the 2003 MTV music awards, Madonna wore a black cashmere suit set designed by VERDAD, and shared a controversial kiss with Britney Spears. The moment was photographed and shared all over the world, catapulting his career into instant celebrity success.
However, the immediate success was plagued with controversy and conflict, and the business ballooned at an uncontrollable rate. Claiming bankruptcy in 2007, and later losing temporary custody of his own brand name, his precious designs have been quietly resting in the closets of his own private clients.
Now returning to the limelight, for his first presentation at NYFW, his debut collection is targeting a younger, "urban, sophisticated" woman. Following the cues of European luxury houses, he has strongly pushed the return of classic denim.
The Spring 2017 Collections is filled with denim chic, patch-work embellishments, whimsical patterns, and obi belts. The look is innovated, easy, cool, chic, and charming.
His style, cut, and form is uniquely VERDAD, and a designer everyone should know. A true gem of NYFW and a delight to view.
By far, TALKFASHION's top pick for NYFW.