Touches of wildess in the way of heavy, swaying fringe, expanses of skin visible through cut-out details, the use of vegan leather, and cords that wrapped sensually around the neck, lent the collection a seductive naturalness.
Nothing too raw, but enough to make you dream of booking a trip to South America.
Simkhai’s subdued color selection, his luxuriant, tactile edit of materials, and his well-balanced silhouettes are things he’s always been good at and they remained a constant in his latest collection.
With his structured, camisole-style tops, boot-cut leather trousers, silk dresses with cut-outs decorated with jewelry, gathered “goddess” dresses, and the use of macrame-like lace, Simkhai was making a definite nod to the ‘90s.
The looks oozed a relaxed elegance… the kind one needs in order to exude sex appeal.
The only pieces that felt out of place were the rounded capes that showed up twice. They related to the draped t-shirts Simkhai also showed (which related to his goddess gowns), but these two capes felt more buttoned-up and stiff than the rest of the collection.
Then again, capes of this shape showed up on more than one runway this season, so while they might have felt out of place in Simkhai’s collection, he’s certainly on-trend.