Catherine Njoo NYFW SS 2018
When going to a fashion show, some of the time we have an idea of what we will see. Certain designers have a look that isn’t necessarily the same as the previous season, but just a pattern that is just familiar from them. The best shows, are those that we attend when we aren’t familiar with the designer. We have no clue if what we are about to see is going to be great or blah.
Fortunately for those of us that attended Indonesian designer Catherine Njoo’s New York fashion week show, we did not see anything familiar and it certainly wasn’t blah. Her creations were nothing short of pieces of art on the runway. By adopting black as a base for her garments, her use of copious amounts of gold really stood out. Taking advantage of her skill in extremely intricate needlework, she created patterns that were neither simple or predictable. Accenting her garments, she used feathers and fringe which helped with exaggerating movement while the models were walking down the runway. But it was her gorgeous headpieces that the models wore, that stole the show.
Staying with a forest theme, Miss Njoo used golden vines and leaves to create very beautiful and in some cases, very complicated headpieces and masks. The crown jewel of her collection was a motorized crown that incapsulateda miniature multistory Asian abode. As the model walked down the runway the house would open and close reviewing the tiny house. It was most certainly a work of art much like everything but Catherine Njoo allowed us to witness the day.